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Holy Envy: Living Faithfully With Religious Difference

Wednesday, September 07
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fifty years ago, you had to be an international explorer, missionary, or soldier deployed overseas to encounter people of vastly different faiths. Now anyone with a computer can go on a virtual Hajj to Mecca or learn meditation from a Zen master online. Spirituality has become as global as trade, raising lively questions for people of faith about religious difference close to home. Join Barbara Brown Taylor for an introduction to “holy envy” and a few other rules of religious understanding.

Barbara Brown Taylor is a New York Times bestselling author and Episcopal minister who taught world religions to undergraduates at Piedmont University for twenty years. She wrote a book about that experience called Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others, which won a Golden Nautilus Award in 2019, a place on Library Journal’s list of Best Religion & Spirituality books, and a Georgia Author of the Year award in 2020.

Part of Kennedy Center for International Studies Fall 2022 lecture series, "The Global Religious Experience."