May 24, 2005

Strengthening the Multi-faith Dimension

We have just heard that Alan Race, editor of the excellent journal Intereligious Insight , and a Christian minister, will give a presentation at the conference on the question whether multi-faith dialogue is a pathway to learning freedom. Does it generate liberation or confusion? How are we liberated by understanding another faith perspective? With the development of Interlog Buddhist-Christian dialogue has come to the forefront of our attention and multifaith awareness now promises to be an important strand in the 4th Living Buddhism Conference.

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March 24, 2005

A Conference Newspaper?

We are discussing the possibility of a "conference newspaper" to be run by a Leicester multi-faith youth group.

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March 23, 2005

First Speakers Listed

This new weblog has been created so that you can keep track of the next Living Buddhism Conference as it develops. We are very excited about this event. There are 25 speakers on the list already and we have not advertised yet!

Buddhist authors Jim Pym (You Don't Have to Sit on the Floor), David Brazier (Zen Therapy, The Feeling Buddha, The New Buddhism), Caroline Brazier (Buddhist Psychology/Buddhism on the Couch) will be with us.

Warwick Fox has recently completed his big book, Ethics and the Built Environment and Isis Brook is an enthusiast for the Life Sciences Trust. They will both contribute on philosophy and environmentalism. Colin McDougall will talk about the Irene Brazier Garden Project.

Joan Court's campaigning work for animals is well known and Ken Jones is author of The New Social Face of Buddhism and many other writings on socially engaged Dharma. Other well known engaged Buddhists presenting include Akuppa, one of the founder of Buddhists for Peace in the North East, and Maitrisara of the Network of Engaged Buddhists and Keith Motherson. Modgala Duguid and Joy Marston will talk on their work in India.

The conference will have a strong inter-faith presence with Sandra Herbert and Elizabeth Harris,national Secretary for Inter-faith Relations to the Methodist Church and author of several books including A Journey into Buddhism.

March 23, 2005 in Books, Environment, Multi-Faith, Pureland Buddhism, Socially Engaged Buddhism, Speakers | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack