People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.
As human beings committed to diverse worldviews, how do we learn to navigate the fact that our neighbors have beliefs and values that differ from ours? Is agreement necessary in order for there to be peace? Or is there a way for us to value difference without compromising on our own most deeply held beliefs? Are there certain beliefs that are incompatible with peaceful co-existence? In this lecture, Jeffery Long will explore a way to...
Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 9:00am to Thursday, May 26th 2016, 12:30pm
On May 25-26, 2016, the GTU will be holding a two-day symposium celebrating the scholarship of Dr. Judith Berling and her 29 years of service as a faculty member and administrator with the GTU. You can watch a live video stream of conference sessions using these links:
The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture was held on April 10, 2015. Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, spoke on "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews."
The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture is entitled "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews." Our featured speaker is Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota.
2:30 Indian Classical Dance Performance by Rina Mehta
3:00 lecture followed by Q & A
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) and Reverend Charles Freer Andrews (1871-...
Jennifer Howe Peace, (Ph.D. ’05), Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education), a joint venture of ANTS and Hebrew College will deliver the 2013 Surjit Singh Lecture on Thursday, February 21, at 7:00pm. Her lecture, “Spiritual Other/Spiritual Self: Models of Transformative Interfaith Work,” will draw on her recently...