Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Mohammad Waqas Sajjad. Mohammad is a PhD student a s a Fullbright scholar from Pakistanis at the Graduate Theological Union. His academic focus is institutionalized Sunni groups in Pakistan. Mohammad's presentation will be commented by Dr. Munir Jiwa, director of Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU.
ATTAINING BUDDHAHOOD IN THIS VERY BODY: THE INTERPRETATION OF MEDIEVAL SHINGON BUDDHIST CONSECRATION RITUALS
Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Dr. Takahico Kameyama. Dr. Kameyama is a post-doctoral research fellow of IBS/GTU. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Ryukoku University, Japan in 2012. His research interest includes Japanese Esoteric Buddhist schools such as Shingon and Tendai.
Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Mee-Yin Mary Yuen on "Migrant Women Workers in Hong Kong and Catholic Ethical Response."
Mee-Yin Mary Yuen, from Hong Kong, China, is currently a PhD student in IDS area with focus on Christian social ethics, Chinese Confucian ethics, and Asian theology. She taught Catholic social ethics in several religious institutions in Hong Kong. She worked in the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese before and has engaged in the social justice ministry at local and Asian levels for many years.
Join in a Green Tea Conversation on Women's Leadership and Islam in China with Courtney Bruntz.
Courtney is a Ph.D. student at Graduate Theological Union. She worked as a Visiting Instructor of English and American Culture at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, PRC for two years. Currently she is teaching a course, Women in Chinese Islam, at the GTU with the Newhall Grant.
Bring your lunch. Tea&snack will be provided. Free and open to the public
Asia Project will host a Green Tea Conversation on the Statement of CATS VII with Dr. Moses Penumaka. The Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS) is a bi-/tri-annual conference of theologians throughout Asia, founded in 1997. CATS VII, the Seventh Congress was held on the theme, “Embracing and Embodying God’s Hospitality Today” on June 30-July6, 2012. Dr. Penumaka will present and lead a discussion on the statements from CATS VII as he represented Asia Project and the GTU in the Congress. Dr.