Trinity’s WorldView series welcomed dramatists, singers, and speakers to campus Mondays in October.
On October 5, actress and clergywoman Linda Loving presented the one-woman drama “Julian” about the life of medieval mystic Julian of Norwich. Julian is the first-known English woman whose written work survives. In the midst of great turmoil, Julian spoke words of comfort, of hope, of forgiveness, and of revelation.
Former CEO of Chicago Public Schools Paul Vallas currently serves as Superintendent of the Recovery School District in New Orleans. He spoke to the Trinity audience on October 12 on the topic “How to fix America’s public education.” Vallas has been implementing sweeping district-wide reforms in New Orleans, duplicating many of the initiatives that turned the school systems of Philadelphia and Chicago into nationally recognized models for education reform.
One of the most prominent interpreters of religion and culture today, Martin Marty presented “LETHAL RELIGION— Around the World, in the Nation, and Down the Block” on October 19. Marty is an ordained minister, author of more than 50 books, and a Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
Visitors enjoyed a choral chamber music performance by a cappella group Bella Voce on October 26. Their wide-ranging repertoire includes a cappella literature of the mid- and late-twentieth century, works commissioned from American composers, and sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
WorldView is sponsored by the generosity of Bruce and Mary Leep.