As I’ve previously mentioned at my personal blog, Hsi Lai Friends is organizing an interfaith dialogue at University of the West next month. The official website has the full program, as well as information about the keynote speaker and some of the facilitators. Check it all out at http://www.hsilaifriends.org/2010interfaith.
Below, you will find the official press release about the event. Register and come join us!
2010 INTERFAITH DIALOGUE
Compassion in Daily Practice: Exploring Common Ground
University of the West
Saturday, March 13, 2010
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Compassion weaves a common thread through all major religions. In an attempt to better understand this important topic, the 2010 Interfaith Dialogue will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of the West, in Rosemead, California.
People of many faiths will collaborate to define compassion in daily practice. While sharing ideas, hopes and examples, participants will seek to identify specific ways to use compassion to improve personal lives and social institutions.
Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn, the creator and host of Closer to Truth, a television series exploring the fundamental issues of the universe, brain/mind, and religion will be the keynote speaker. He is also the Chairman of the Kuhn Foundation, a corporate strategist, international investment banker, and the author or editor of more than 25 books.
Four panels will explore the importance of compassion by practitioners of various religions. Themes for discussion will be: Compassion and Youth; A Life of Compassion: From Birth to Death; Compassion in Practice – Sing, Chant, Dance and other; and Compassion in Charity and Social Work – Exhibits/Projects. The Compassion in Practice segment will include demonstrations of religious rituals and ceremonies. There will also be exhibits of several projects dealing with compassion and social work.
This event was organized by: Hsilai Friends (a study group from Hsi Lai Temple), and BudaWest (University of the West Buddhist Association) and is one of the key events in the University of the West’s yearlong 20th anniversary celebration.
For further information, visit: http://www.hsilaifriends.org/2010interfaith; Or contact Jacky Liu at 1409 N. Walnut Grove Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770. Tel: 626-297-5511 Fax: 626-677-5482. Email: [email protected]