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Batalden Convocation in Applied Ethics

Interfaith Responses to Trauma

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
10 – 11 a.m.
Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel

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Moderated by Prof. Mary Elise Lowe

Research shows that over 50% of persons experience some sort of trauma during their lifetime. The convocation panelists will share resources from their religious traditions (Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) that respond to trauma and foster resilience.

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About Professor Mary Elise Lowe

Prof. Mary Elise Lowe of Augsburg’s department of Religion and Philosophy is serving as the Batalden Faculty Scholar in Applied Ethics (Spring 2022-Fall 2024). Prof. Lowe’s work focuses in two important areas; ethics and trauma-informed pedagogy. As the Batalden Faculty Scholar she created and teaches a course entitled “Sex, Race, and Ecology: Religious and Ethical Views”. In addition, Prof. Lowe is offering workshops, reading groups, and a faculty working group on the emerging field of Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. This work—related to the ethics of trauma and its ongoing impact—also informs her recently developed course: Trauma and Religions.

This event is sponsored by Paul ’63 and LaVonne (Olson) Batalden ’63 and Stephen ’67 and Sandra Batalden.