Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05)
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center fo Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education)
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.
Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU). The will be a public reception before the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum across the Courtyard.
This year, the GTU's annual Surjit Singh Lecture will be given by Dr. Jeffery Long, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. He teaches courses on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism (Dharma Traditions), as well as a first-year seminar on Star Wars and Asian philosophy, Sanskrit, and Comparative Theology and Interfaith Engagement. He is the author of three books and a wide array of articles on Hinduism, Indian philosophy, and religious pluralism, and a Consulting Editor for Sutra Journal.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 26, 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."
Submitted by communications on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:42pm
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.
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.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 1:19pm
The Graduate Theological Union has long been a leading center for ecumenical theological education and for interreligious dialogue and understanding. The annual Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought and Culture builds on this tradition by fostering interreligious and cross-cultural communication and understanding, without compromising the integrity and essential telos of a religion or a culture.