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The Duke University Faith Council will sponsor an interfaith conversation with Imam Feisal Rauf and Duke Chapel Dean Sam Wells. Rauf is the founder of the Cordoba Initiative and has received national attention for his involvement with the Park 51 center in lower Manhattan, New York City.
The conversation will be moderated by Abdullah Antepli, the university’s Muslim chaplain, and Christy Lohr Sapp, associate dean for religious life.
0014 Westbrook, Duke Divinity School
Duke Chapel and Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts will sponsor a pre-concert panel discussion for a performance of Mendelssohn’s St. Paul to be held April 3. There will be presentations at the panel discussion by Divinity School Dean Richard Hays, an international authority on the writings of Paul; Larry Todd, Duke University professor of music and a world-renowned authority on Mendelssohn; and Siegwart Reichwald, associate professor of musicology at Converse College and author of “The Genesis of Felix Mendelssohn’s Paulus.” Excerpts will be played and sung. There also will be time for questions. Admission is free.
Duke Chapel Dean and Professor Sam Wells comments in The Durham News (Durham, N.C.) about seeing the eyes of God in his beloved, four-legged friend
Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts and Duke Chapel will co-sponsor a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s St. Paul. This rarely heard choral work sets texts mainly from the Acts of the Apostles to music, carrying the listener through the drama of the church’s story. The piece will be performed by the Duke Chapel Choir and Orchestra conducted by Rodney Wynkoop. Tickets on sale at www.tickets.duke.edu. There also will be a pre-concert panel discussion March 28.