The Duke University Sunday Worship Service will feature Sam Wells, dean of Duke Chapel, preaching.
Duke Chapel will celebrate All Hallows Eve with the Choral Vespers Ensemble leading a candlelight worship service on the evening prior to All Saints Day, the festival in the church that recalls the faith and witness of the men and women who have carried and cherished the Christian faith throughout church history.
The service celebrates the church's continuing communion with them, and memorializes the recently deceased. The early church followed the Jewish custom that a new day began at sundown; thus, feasts and festivals in the church were observed beginning on the night before. The night before All Saints (or All Hallows) became known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween.
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Philip Howard, author of "Life without Lawyers" and "The Death of Common Sense," will discuss how the U.S. legal and regulatory system is broken and ways to begin fixing it. There will be a panel discussion moderated by Duke Divinity School Dean Richard Hays and including Dean of the Chapel Sam Wells, Professor Lawrence Baxter of the Law School, and Professor Joel Fleishman of the Sanford School of Public Policy.
The event is also part of Sanford's two-year series, “Gridlock: Can Our System Address America’s Big Problems?”
The Duke University Chorale and the Duke University Wind Symphony will hold a benefit featuring guest composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, who will conduct each separately followed by joint works featuring choral students from Durham high schools. Proceeds will benefit the chorale and the wind symphony.
An accomplished composer, conductor, and lecturer, Whitacre was a visiting fellow and composer in residence at Cambridge University in 2010. As a conductor, he has appeared with hundreds of professional and educational ensembles throughout the world.
Tickets cost $25 for general admission, $10 for students, or $100 for the concert and a reception for Whitacre.
The next concert in the Duke University Organ Recital Series will feature musician Wilma Jensen, a former faculty member at the School of Music at Indiana University. Her program on the Aeolian organ will feature music by French, English, and American composers. Admission is free.
The Duke University Sunday Worship Service will feature Sam Wells, dean of the chapel, preaching.
Sam Wells, dean of Duke Chapel, and Marcia Owen (T'78), will answer questions during a live webcast on addressing violence in a community, and how their Christian faith shapes their approaches to it.
The pair will be featured on the Duke University "Office Hours" webcast. They are the co-authors of a new book, "Living Without Enemies: Being Present in the Midst of Violence." The book is about the nonprofit Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, which holds a vigil at murder scenes and is run by Owen.
Watch the webcast live on the Duke Ustream channel. Send a question during the webcast or in advance by email, on Twitter with the hashtag #dukelive or with a post to the Duke University Facebook page.
Memorial Chapel in Duke Chapel
The Duke University 2011-12 Organ Recital Series will open with a free concert featuring David Arcus, chapel and associate university organist, on the Brombaugh organ in the Memorial Chapel of Duke University Chapel. He will perform music by South and Central German composers including Schlick, Hassler, Erbach, Muffat, Kerll, Froberger, Poglietti, Pachelbel and Bach.
Memorial Chapel in Duke Chapel
The Duke University 2011-12 Organ Recital Series will open with a concert featuring David Arcus, chapel and associate university organist, on the Brombaugh organ in the Memorial Chapel of Duke University Chapel. He will perform music by South and Central German composers including Schlick, Hassler, Erbach, Muffat, Kerll, Froberger, Poglietti, Pachelbel and Bach. This free program will be presented at again at 5 p.m.
The Duke University Faith Council and Clergy Beyond Borders will hold a presentation on "From Fear to Faith: Advancing American Voices of Religious Pluralism" discussing how to respond to attacks on faith communities and resources for respectful pluralism within Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The discussion is part of events at Duke commemorating the anniversary of 9/11.
Clergy Beyond Borders is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes mutual recognition among religious communities by building bridges of understanding and cooperation instead of removing meaningful borders between them.