Each year, the MSU Foglio Speaker Series on Spirituality will offer opportunities to engage with world-renown scholars, activists, and practitioners in our collective effort to understand the role spirituality assumes in our contemporary worlds.

Focused annually around a specific theme connected to spirituality, yearly events include a Faculty Lecture and an Annual Keynote. Additionally, to further the reach and scope of our explorations, the Series will cosponsor various talks, lectures, and projects, often with a specific effort to enhance cultural diversity and global perspectives.

Each year will also include specific events dedicated to highlighting the connection between spirituality, social justice, and DEI (diversity, equity, inclusivity). Ranging from lectures to workshop trainings on antiracism to roundtable discussions, our hope is to unpack the unique role spirituality assumes in challenging normative structures and enhancing our commitment to a more just, equitable, and inclusive world.

2022-2023 Events:

Second Annual Keynote by Dr. Roger S. Gottlieb (November 2 at 4:30 PM via Zoom)

Second Annual Spirituality and Justice Lecture by Dr. Bron Taylor (Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 PM via Zoom)

Second Annual Faculty Lecture by Dr. Gretel Van Wieren (Thursday, April 20 from 11 AM -12 PM in W.J. Beal Botanical Garden [weather permitting])