Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) is offering a program called “Three-Day University” at its Barrytown campus on January 9-11, 2013, using the model of one-day university workshops at Harvard and Columbia in order to provide prospective students a taste of what it has to offer.
According to UTS’s website, Three-Day University at Barrytown “is meant to display [UTS’s] faith in the vitality, talent, and intellectual ‘firepower’ of Unificationists and like-minded allies and colleagues in America, and [Unificationist] capacity to contribute to the larger culture and world.”
UTS, which is expecting approval of its Barrytown College proposal from the New York State Broad of Regents in early 2013,* is inviting people of all ages and faiths to attend seminars in the areas of “Science and Religion,” “Faith and Reality,” “Culture and Spirituality,” and “Applied Unificationism,” which includes topics such as the “Freedom Society.” Each seminar will include presentations by an expert(s) in the field, as well as group discussions and activities.
“I believe that our Unificationist community has a lot of bright people who have been thinking about the world and what kind of government and society we should have, and who are interested in topics such as the Freedom Society, which Rev. Hyung Jin Moon and Chairman of the Tongil Foundation Kook Jin Moon have often talked about,” said Dr. Richard A. Panzer, president of UTS. “To me, the Divine Principle is not just a theology – it’s also a way of looking at the world, because it has a lot to say about the type of world we should create. Our goal is to broaden and cultivate our thought through these seminars and to explore the interaction of science and religion through lecture and discussion.” Dr. Panzer himself will co-present a seminar called “What Science Has to Say about Love and Relationships.”
The faculty for the college includes Dean Dr. Stephen Murray, an alumnus of Yale University and Union Theological Seminary, Dr. Keisuke Noda, who chairs the World Religions and Philosophy Department and is an alumnus of Waseda University and Queens College, Director of the Writing Center and assistant professor of Literature Dr. Donna Ferrantello, an alumna of Boston University and Drew University, and Director of Student Life Dr. Ann Iparraguirre, an alumna of Bridgeport University.
The cost to register is $35 per day, which includes a continental breakfast, refreshments, and lunch. Additional meals will cost $15. Various options for lodging can be found on the registration page.
For more information, visit UTS’s website here, http://uts.edu/3-day-university.html or
Barrytown College’s website here: http://www.uts.edu/barrytowncollege.html
To register online, visit: http://www.barrytownconferencecenter.com/events-2/event-registration/?ee=3.
*and accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education