You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming performance of Shanti: A Journey of Peace, a spectacular multi-media musical production that fuses western choral and orchestral music with Indian musical and dance elements.
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.
All GTU students, faculty, staff, and friends in the larger community are invited to join us in the GTU Student Lounge (1st Floor, 2465 Le Conte Ave.) on Friday, November 11th, anytime between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for the opportunity to reflect/share/process post-Election 2016. This event is hosted by the GTU Dean's Office.