Sylvester Spirituality Series

No Cure for Being Human: Resilient Faith for Tough Times with Kate Bowler

Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Cannon Memorial Chapel, University of Richmond
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Kate Bowler

We are excited to host Kate Bowler as the next speaker in our Sylvester Spirituality Series. Dr. Bowler is an author, podcast host, and associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America at Duke University. After being unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35, she wrote the New York Times best-selling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I've Loved), which tells the story of her struggle to understand the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character.

Her lecture will help us consider the following: The world loves us when we are good, better, best, but what about when we get sick, lose someone we love, or life hasn't turned out like we thought it should? Dr. Bowler will offer us a richer understanding of hope in the face of uncertainty, despair, and suffering as we begin to understand that life is a chronic condition and there is no cure for being human.

Contact Jamie Lynn Haskins, Chaplain for Spiritual Life and Director of Communications, for additional information.