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26th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium

Encountering Religions Through Performance

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
IUPUI Campus Center, 420 University Blvd.
Theater (lower) Level
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

The 2015 symposium is presented by the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI in partnership with the Department of Religious Studies.

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The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium honors Dr. Taylor for his many contributions to the university and the community by hosting informed discussion on issues of interest in urban America, particularly among communities of color. The Joseph T. Taylor Symposium is offered in celebration of all Dr. Taylor stood for during his lifetime and stands as a lasting legacy to his vision and life work

Encountering Religions Through Performance

Chanting the Qur’an, tending to deities, dancing to drums, singing spirituals: people experience their religions through many kinds of performance. Performance also provides ways to encounter others’ religions, often serving as an initial introduction to traditions from different communities and cultures. Urban settings include a multiplicity of religious "performances" and a breadth of religious practice. The 26th Joseph T. Taylor Symposium will explore Indianapolis’s religious diversity and provide attendees opportunities to witness and discuss religion’s performative aspects.