Religion journalist to appear
Kenneth L. Woodward, a former religion editor at Newsweek , will lead a discussion on "Religion and Journalism" on Tuesday, April 4, at 11:10 a.m. in Philomathesian Hall (Ascension 220).
Woodward, who was the magazine's religion editor for thirty-eight years and who continues to serve as a contributing editor, will address the challenges of working at the intersection of religion and journalism. In a world increasingly divided along faith-based fault lines, a clear-eyed assessment of how different religions, their history, and their adherents color our past, present, and future is invaluable, Woodward believes.
At 8:00 Tuesday evening, Woodward will lecture on "Pilgrimage in an Age of World Religions" in Higley Hall Auditorium. Using his own experiences and familiarity with such figures as the Dalai Lama, the American monk-activist-writer Thomas Merton, and peace advocate Dorothy Day, Woodward will explore the compelling questions of spirituality that arise for young people in modern society.
Woodward has written three books and more than 750 articles, lectures at colleges and universities across the country and in Europe, and often appears as a television commentator. He has received four honorary degrees and the National Magazine Award (the Pulitzer Prize of the magazine industry).
Woodward's visit is sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Faculty Lectureships Committee, and Kenyon Hillel.