Week Six :: Aug 1–5

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spiritual Power of Humor 

Many religions tell stories in which ‘the gods laughed.’  In the Hebrew Scriptures Abraham and Sarah named their only son Isaac – meaning ‘she or he laughs,’ because of Sarah’s improbable advanced age to be giving birth – and Buddhism often depicts the Buddha laughing.  In this week we will look at the power of humor to create in-sight and healing of the spirit.

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2 p.m. Lectures


  • Monday, July 31, 2017 | 02:00pm

    Chris Leighton

    Location: Hall of Philosophy

    Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Leighton is an ordained Presbyterian minister who has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies since its inception in 1987. Included among his extensive writings is a series entitled “No Laughing Matter? A Series on Religion and Humor.”