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The Myth of Religious Violence

The Kenosha Interfaith Scholar in Residence Program is pleased to present William T. Cavanaugh in March 2018 for a series of lectures.

William T. Cavanaugh is Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology and Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University. His degrees are from the universities of Notre Dame, Cambridge, and Duke. He is the author of seven books, including The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (Oxford U.P., 2009) and most recently Field Hospita published in twelve languages.

He will give a public presentation at Carthage College on Thursday, March 15, and speak during or following worship services at Beth Hillel Temple, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and First United Methodist Church of Kenosha March 16-18.


Presentation and Panel Discussion at

Carthage College “Weaponizing Scripture:

Healing or Harming in the Name of God”

7 p.m. Thursday, March 15

All are invited. Reception to follow.

Presentation at Beth Hillel Temple

“The Myth of Religious Violence”

Friday, March 16

7:30 p.m. abridged worship service,

8 p.m. presentation

Reception to follow.

Workshop for Religious Educators

at Carthage College

“What to Tell Children About Religious


9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 17

Especially for clergy, religious educators, lay

volunteer religious teachers, and anyone who

works with children in a faith community.

Continental breakfast

Presentation at Holy Rosary

Catholic Church

“What Would You Kill For?”

5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17

Presentation will be after 4:15 p.m. Mass.

Reception to follow.

Presentation at First United Methodist Church

“Building Interfaith Relationships in Our


10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 18

Presentation/Sermon during worship service.

Reception to follow.

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