Contemporary American culture is commonly portrayed as death-denying or death-defying. However, other cultural traditions understand our mortality as a teacher about living a purposeful life. Can acknowledging our mortality bring greater meaning to life?
This is the focus of “Cultural Diversity on Life and Death,” a free conversation with Courtney Campbell on Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Campbell is the Hundere Chair in Religion and Culture and a professor in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. He has been on the faculty at OSU since 1990 and has received numerous awards for teaching and scholarship. Campbell serves on the board of directors for Benton Hospice, the ethics committee for Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, and coordinates the program in medical humanities at OSU.
Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about this free community discussion, please contact the Newport Public Library at 541-265-2153 or go to www.newportlibrary.org.