Former rector to lead talk
MONTPELIER — Former Montpelier Episcopal rector the Rev. Ben Chase will share insights from his travels in Muslim nations in a talk at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
The talk, “Experiences in the Heartland of Islam,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Chase has lived in four countries on the Arabian Peninsula and traveled extensively in Muslim countries, which provided exposure to complex issues within Islamic societies. Informed by these travels, Chase’s talk will focus on the diverse ways foundational beliefs are interpreted in these societies.
The series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring national and regional speakers. Events in Montpelier are held at Kellogg-Hubbard Library unless otherwise noted.
Upcoming Montpelier talks include “What Women Want” with author Polly Young-Eisendrath on Jan. 9; “Speak to Me: A Program of Words and Chamber Music” with the Craftsbury Chamber Players on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Statehouse (part of Farmers Night); and “Gothic Magnificence” with Dartmouth professor Cecilia Gaposchkin on March 5.
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