The Story & Meaning of Easter: A talk by the University’s President Dr. Obadiah Harris


With the the Spring season in full bloom here in Southern California, we begin to see the yearly hallmarks of Easter popping up all around us… Rabbits, church services and colored eggs fill our minds with the pastel-hued conventions of this holiday. Many of us are keenly aware and familiar with the symbols of Spring, which draw from paganism, Judaism, Egyptian Mysticism and Buddhism, like threads of continuity that weave in and out of their histories, but many of us might still be unaware of the meanings behind the kitsch and candy of this most festive time.

In this audio recording, UPR’s President, Obadiah Harris, shares his view on the story and meaning of Easter… What it has meant for generations and civilizations past and what it still can hold for us today.