Professor’s lecture studies meaning of peace
Ira Chernus, professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will give a free lecture at 7 p.m., April 10, at Armstrong Hall on ASU’s Tempe campus, titled “What Do We Mean When We Say We Want Peace?”
Chernus, former co-director of UC-Boulder’s Peace and Conflict Studies program, is the author of “Monsters to Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin” and “American Nonviolence: The History of an Idea.”
He teaches courses on religion and nonviolence; religion, war and peace in U.S. history; and religion and nationalism.
The lecture is part of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict’s Initiative in Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies, a three-year project made possible by the generous contributions of a private donor.
A book-signing and reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call (480) 727-6736 or go to www.asu.edu/csrc.