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Big Words: EAT

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life continues its Big Words series this fall, beginning Monday, Aug. 26, with Big Words: EAT. The event begins at 6:30 in the Rinker Welcome Center.

Each Big Words program offers food and cultural credit, along with interesting discussions of topics that have universal spiritual significance. 

Big Words: EAT will be based on the People’s Supper concept, which creates an opportunity for people of all traditions, spiritual and secular, to come together for “fellowship, renewal, good food, and the chance to go beneath the surface to explore the struggles and stories that make up our lives.”  

The Big Words series will continue through the year, with themes that are always interesting and sometimes surprising. Next month, for example, Dr. Gregory Sapp will talk about the intersection of religion and sport with Big Words: WIN. That event will be Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the CUB Garage. 

In October, Green with Big Words: LIGHT, Oct. 28, will celebrate Diwali and other religious traditions that recognize the spiritual significance of bringing light to the world and to our minds.  

The fall semester’s programs wrap up in November with Big Words: SING. This BIg Word will reprise last year’s collaboration with Dr. Timothy Peter, Dean of the School of Music. Voices will be raised in song to celebrate the sacred with music from a variety of spiritual and cultural traditions. Big Words: SING will be Nov. 13 in the Stetson Room.