Lecture by Paul Knitter: “Without Buddha I could not be a Christian”
SATURDAY, MAY 25 10am
Paul Knitter is one of the most important religious figures in the world for the 20th and 21st Centuries. He has been involved with liberation theology and progressive movements in Latin America. He is most famous for his leadership in inter-religious dialogue, cooperation and peace work as a consultant to peace mediators and conflict resolution movements.
This lecture is an extraordinary offering to our members and friends, to experience a truly accomplished spiritual leader. Take a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet this man, hear him speak and enter into dialogue with him at the Zen Garland Sanctuary,
Paul F. Knitter, who joined the Union faculty in January 2007, is a leading theologian of religious pluralism. He holds a licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1966) and a doctorate from the University of Marburg, Germany (1972). Knitter’s journey into interfaith dialogue began in 1964 when he was a seminarian in Rome and experienced the Second Vatican Council firsthand, at a time when the Roman Catholic Church declared its new attitude towards other religions.
Dr. Knitter is Professor Emeritus of Theology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he taught for 28 years before coming to Union. He serves on the Board of the International, Interreligious Peace Council, formed after the 1993 World Parliament of Religions to promote interreligious peace-making projects.
Most of Dr. Knitter’s research and publications have dealt with religious pluralism and interreligious dialogue. Since his ground-breaking 1985 book, No Other Name?, he has been exploring how the religious communities of the world can cooperate in promoting human and ecological well-being. This is the topic of One Earth Many Religions: Multifaith Dialogue and Global Responsibility (1995) and Jesus and the Other Names: Christian Mission and Global Responsibility (1996), and his critical survey of Christian approaches to other religions: Introducing Theologies of Religions (Orbis Books, 2002). In 2005, Knitter edited a multifaith exploration titled The Myth of Religious Superiority(Orbis Books). His latest publication is Without Buddha I Could Not Be A Christian: A Personal Journey of Passing Over and Passing Back (Oneworld Publications, 2009).
Lecture by Dr. Joanne Cacciatore: “The Zen of Mourning: How to deal with the loss of a child”
June 15, 2013
$50 for members of Zen Garland
$75 for non-members
at 83 Campbell Ave, Airmont, NY 10901
We are accepting registrations at office@zengarland or at 845-547-2004
For more information please also check Dr. cacciatore’s website: MISS Foundation or access her blog: http://drjoanne.blogspot.com/2012/12/no-words-for-such-tragedy.html
Introduction to Zen
Every Wednesday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
We offer an Introduction to Zen every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm under the direction of Rev. Monika Seiryo Brunner, Sensei. Please call or email the office for more information at 845-547-2004.