Save the Date for the Coalition for Peace Action’s 38th Multifaith Service and Conference for Peacefeaturing Prof. Reza Aslan, Prof. Elaine Scarry, and Prof. Suzy Kim on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Nassau Presbyterian Church (61 Nassau Street Princeton, NJ).
Reza Aslan is a writer, commentator, scholar of religions, and author of the book Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.
He has appeared on various news
programs, and produces two original television programs, Rough Draft with Reza Aslan (Ovation) and CNN’s documentary series, Believer. Aslan is a tenured Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Theological Seminary and the Yale Humanist Community. Read complete bio.
Elaine Scarry teaches at Harvard University where she is the Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value. Her writings include The Body in Pain, On Beauty and Being Just, and most recently, Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom. Her work focuses on the problem of citizenship in the face of intentionally inflicted injury: torture, war, and the monarchic structures in place since the invention of nuclear weapons. Her writings on the illegal wartime practices in the United States also include Who Defended the Country? and Rule of Law, Misrule of Men. In 2000, Elaine Scarry received the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for Dreaming by the Book. Her essays appear in Boston Review, New York Review of Books, and Best American Essays of 2007, 2005, and 1995. A Guggenheim fellow, she has also been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. She lectures nationally and internationally to programs in literature, medicine, and law.
Suzy Kim began teaching Korean Studies at Rutgers in 2010 and has previously taught at Emerson College, Boston College, and Oberlin College after receiving her Ph.D. in Modern Korean History at the University of Chicago. Her manuscript Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950 (Cornell University Press, 2013) won the James B. Palais Book Prize in Korean Studies from the Association for Asian Studies in 2015. Covering the immediate post-colonial period of North Korean history from 1945 when Korea was liberated from Japanese colonial rule to 1950 before the start of the Korean War, the book focused on the local people’s committees and mass organizations that were spontaneously organized and later centralized, reconstructing the beginnings of North Korean society through a micro-level study of everyday life. Read complete bio.
Organizational Co-sponsors (list in formation):
Fellowship in Prayer
Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought
Muslims for Peace
New Brunswick Friends Meeting
New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund
Princeton Clergy Association
Princeton University Chapel
The Church of Saint
The Trinity Church
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton