2010 Religions in Conversation Conference


8:30AM to 6PM at Boone Hall on Scripps Campus

This program will include papers on the relationship between religion and poetry, religious poets, and religious verse from the Islamic, Jewish, Hindu, Zoroastrian, Catholic, Protestant, Coptic, and LDS traditions, and, in addition, the Baha’i and Bab’i faiths. Our opening plenary session will be a conversation with nationally known poet B. H. Fairchild on the connection between poetry and religion. There will also be performances of sacred liturgical verse and readings by contemporary poets, including: Ralph Angel, Stephanie Brown, Chris Davidson, Lance Larsen and Sholeh Wolpe. Go to Conference Schedule for more details regarding the program.


The conference is open to the public. Registration is required for all attendees, and available on-line through this webpage. A registration fee of $10.00 per person may be paid on-line or on the day of the conference. The registration fee will be waived for students and faculty of Claremont Graduate University and the Claremont Colleges, however, registration is still required. Meals can be purchased on the registration page. If you wish to purchase meals through the conference, they must be paid for by October 1st. Otherwise, you can buy meals at one of the eating establishments on or near the Claremont Colleges.

Attendees not affiliated with the Claremont Colleges or Claremont Graduate University can register on-line and order meals through CashNet.  Click on Non – Consortium REGISTRATION

Fee waived for students and faculty of the Claremont Consortium.  Please send email to Religion.Events@cgu.edu  indicating:

College Affiliation:
Art Designed to Celebrate Religions in Conversation Conference

Kristin Oegema of the Scripps College Press has designed 8 religious broadsides to celebrate the 2010 conference. Each broadside consists of a poem from one of the eight religious traditions on the School of Religion’s council.   They are hand-printed and numbered in a limited edition of 100 copies. The broadsides can be individually purchased, or they may be purchased as a collection. The cost is $10 a broadside, or $70 for a collection of all eight.

Sets of these broadsides have already been acquired by Special Collections in the Honnold Library, the Scripps Gallery, and private collectors. We suggest you reserve your copies now, by paying in advance to pick them up the day of the conference.


Doubletree Hotel,
555 West Foothill Blvd.,
Claremont, CA 91711.
Tel. (909) 626-2411

When making a reservation, be sure to mention Claremont Graduate University for a discounted rate.

Question or Comments:  religion.events@cgu.edu