Pfeiffer-Charlotte offers lecture and lunch series

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Join Pfeiffer University and a group of distinguished scholars and community leaders as we explore current issues and trends related to the challenges of our region, nation and the world.

The Charlotte Symposium, an 11-month lecture and lunch series, offers certification in lifelong learning for those who participate in seven sessions during 2017-18. Sessions may also be taken individually.

Cost and Subscription

Per lecture: $20 per participant, including lunch
Annual subscription available for
$165 per person (annual savings of $55)

Location and Time
Pfeiffer University Charlotte campus 1515 Mockingbird Lane
Each event begins at 11 a.m. with lunch following.

Dates and Topics


August 14

From Jesus to Superman: Our Addiction to Redemptive Violence
Chris Hughes, Yadkinville UMC

September 11

Public Memory
Kevin Marinelli, Davidson College

October 9

Global Christianity
Eric Lewellen, TEAM

November 13

Native Plants: What’s the Big Deal?
Angela Haigler, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

December 11

Integrative Pastoral Care: Recovering Soul in Community Life
Mary Kinken, Davidson Center for the Professions


January 8

Wisdom of the World’s Religions and its Meaning for You
Patty Meyers, Pfeiffer University

February 12

Closer than Close: Awakening to a God Who is Closer than You Think
Dave Hickman, Apartment Life

March 12

Religion in Appalachia
Timothy S. Moore, Pfeiffer University

April 9

Cultivating Awareness: A Discussion on Privilege and Power
Emily Stone, Pfeiffer University

May 14

Buddhist and Christian Ethics
Kevin Taylor, Pfeiffer University

June 11

Dialoguing about Diversity with Millennials
Andrew Knoblich, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Clare Merlin, UNC-Charlotte

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