Krista Tippett: “The Mystery and Art of Living”

Krista Tippett
May 25, 2017
St. Vladimir’s Seminary Campus
575 Scarsdale Road
Yonkers, NY 10707

(photo: Simon Oosthuizen)(photo: Simon Oosthuizen)Public engagement is a vital component of the Seminary’s work within the field of Sacred Arts. The Arvo Part Project at St. Vladimir’s Seminary, through its concerts, lectures, discussions, and publications, has sought to engage a diverse public—with or without religious affiliation—in themes related to faith. And the Seminary’s Sacred Arts Initiative, initiated through a $250K grant from the Henry Luce Foundation in 2015, seeks to explore the intersection of human creativity and holiness.

On May 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., the Seminary will host author and syndicated radio host Krista Tippett for a public lecture that will bring out her own experience in seeking and finding spiritual wisdom in unexpected places, most notably through the core value of beauty. A 1994 graduate of Yale Divinity School, Ms. Tippett saw a black hole where intelligent coverage of religion should be. As she conducted a far-flung oral history project for the Benedictines of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, she began to imagine radio conversations about the spiritual and intellectual content of faith that could open imaginations and enrich public life. Those experiences led to her celebrated on-air program, On Being.

Ms. Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times best-selling author. In 2014 she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of every background to join her conversation about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.”

Before her lecture, Ms. Tippett will speak to the seminary community about intentional engagement with the wider public on spiritual and religious themes.

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