Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group | University of Portland

Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group

Wine and books imageAll UP faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group. We read and discuss ideas that matter in a convivial gathering, with good people and reasonable refreshments, in the Murphy Room (Franz Hall).  Contact Karen Eifler ( or Norah Martin ( if you have suggestions for readings, poems or images to share. Bring a friend!

Gatherings in 2023-24 

All Fridays, 3:30--5PM

9/22, 11/10, 2/9, 4/5

Readings for meeting on 9/22:

Excerpts from Rebecca Solnit (3rd. ed. 2016). Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities. Haywood Books. [Look for  pp.xxiv-xvi and Chs. 11-12, NOT 1]

Lydia Polgreen (NYT Opinion 8-23-2023). Why Is Everyone Suddenly Listening to a Staple of My Angsty Adolescence?

"Prince of Darkness," The Indigo Girls (listen to song on YouTube--read the lyrics here)

Bibliography of Past Readings