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Unity of Houston

2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057 United States
713-782-4050 http://www.unityhouston.org/

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June 2017
$25.00

Beyond Religion: Basics of Islam

Sunday, June 25 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057 United States

This lecture is #1 of 4 of our Beyond Religion Summer Lunch and Learn Series with professors from the Religious Studies Department of the University of Houston. Dr. Dogan Koc provides an introduction to Islam, its core beliefs, practices, and history. This class will include an introduction to central texts of Islam: the Qur’an and Hadith, central beliefs and the major practices. In his lecture, Dr. Koc will also explore the main similarities and differences between Islam and Christianity. For…

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$90.00

Beyond Religion Summer Series Package (10% Discount)

Sunday, June 25 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057 United States

Join us for the 4-part “Beyond Religion Summer Series” with professors from the Religious Studies Department of the University of Houston. This collaboration will feature new and exciting topics that look closer at how religion is linked to many of the things we surround ourselves with every day. Purchasing this 4-part series package provides you with a 10% discount – $90 for all four classes – versus signing up for each class individually at $25 per class. Click below for descriptions…

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July 2017
$25.00

Beyond Religion: Representations of Ethnicity from Jewish America: Jewish Humor and Culture in Mad Magazine

Sunday, July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057 United States

This lecture is #2 of 4 of our Beyond Religion Summer Lunch and Learn Series with professors from the Religious Studies department of the University of Houston. Since its inception as a comic book in 1952 and continuing through its transition to a black and white magazine format, Mad Magazine has served as a counterbalance to Jewish assimilation. Mad Magazine has also imbued our society with Jewish idioms and sometimes offended us with its Jewish parodies. Discover how Mad Magazine’s writers…

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$25.00

Beyond Religion: Female Divinities in Modern Hinduism

Sunday, July 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057 United States

This lecture is #3 of 4 of our Beyond Religion Summer Lunch and Learn Series with professors from the Religious Studies department of the University of Houston. Dr. Bhavya Tiwari will focus on the figures of female divinities in modern Hinduism to study feminism, nationalism, and womanhood in India. The lecture showcases images of female divinities, analyzes Indian poetry and religious texts, and Bollywood movies to understand the significance and roles played by feminine divinities in everyday modern Hinduism. For more information…

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The Art of Empathy through Differences of Opinion

Sunday, July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057 United States

Facilitator: Karen Starz, MA, MAEC, Nonviolent Communication Practitioner Love Offering If we are to change the world in a nonviolent way, striving for peace in every connection, we will need to learn empathy on a large scale. In this interactive workshop, we will first practice non-empathy and then spend the remainder of the time working on empathy in a large group, triads, and dyads. This day of practice will aim to bring us more in congruence. In other words, our…

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August 2017
$25.00

Beyond Religion: Science and Religion

Sunday, August 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Unity of Houston, 2929 Unity Drive
Houston, TX 77057 United States

This is the fourth and final lecture of our Beyond Religion Summer Lunch and Learn Series with professors from the Religious Studies department of the University of Houston. In the last years, turning points in physics and philosophy radically changed everything we knew about God, the universe, and ourselves. Dr. Luca Oliva’s lecture moves into this new territory focusing on the relations between science and religion. First, he will present new philosophical ways of understanding and proving the existence of…

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