Friday, September 3 Seminars & Lectures
Philosophy of Religion, King's College, Univ. of London; M.A., Social Science, International Relations, San Francisco State Univ., California.
2:00 PM-3:30 PM LaSalle Wing #4
"Crazy Wisdom: A Necessity of Our Times" Regina Sara Ryan, M.A.
In a world in which religious values have been overshadowed by materialism, the Crazy Wisdom and loving witness of the man or woman inspired by God will almost always look and sound like heresy, insanity, or even immorality to the community at large. This workshop will acknowledge the Crazy Wisdom tradition as it has shown itself in Buddhism, as well as its parallels in Sufism, Christianity, Baul Practice and Native American spirituality, and discuss the neccessity for such an altered world view.
Regina Sara Ryan, M.A.- former Catholic nun; member of a spiritual community of Western Bauls; instructor at Prescott College in the Department of Human Development; principle coordinator of the First Conference on Crazy Wisdom and Divine Madness in 1992; currently working on the October 1993 conference.
2:00 PM-3:00 PM LaSalle Wing #5 "Spirituality by Means of Autobiography" Rev. Louis Cameli
A noted teacher of prayer and spirituality will offer a lecture on the tradition of autobiography as a teaching method of saints and spiritual masters. He will examine examples of how spiritual autobiography can also be a learning tool for anyone on the spiritual path. Rev. Louis Cameli-priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago; professor of spirituality at the University of St. Mary of the Lake; author, Ministerial Consciousness and articles and books on the spiritual life; member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Midwest Assoc. of Spiritual Directors.
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Montrose Wing #1
"Report from World Youth Day"
Fr. David Ryan
Members of the Chicago Archdiocesan delegation to Pope John Paul II's World Youth Day in Denver will offer their reflections as a report to the Parliament. The Delegation will have just returned from a pilgrimage to Denver and a meeting with the Pope.
Fr. David Ryan-Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Youth Office.
2:00 PM-2:45 PM Montrose Wing #2 "Non-Violence and the Modern World" Acharya Sushil Kumarji
Humanity has been a mute spectator to senseless acts of violence throughout the world. Yet more and more people are realizing that cultivating non-violence is the key to global survival. Acharya Sushil Kumarji-Jain Master, founder of Jain Monastery and Temple in New Jersey; leading humanitarian, orator and writer, world traveler, and crusader for peace and non-violence; participant, the 1992 Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro; founder member, the World Movement of Non-violence for Peace and Environment.
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Montrose Wing #3 "Theosophy and the Critical Issues-Part IV: Economics, Justice, Politics, and Responsibility" Carolyn Van Horn; Douglas A. Russell
This workshop consists of an introductory presentation followed by audience discussion on societal transformation and the responsibility of the individual in a world of economic, environmental, and social disparity.
Carolyn Van Horn-lecturer; coordinator and Associate of the United Lodge of Theosophists, Los Angeles, California; Mayor, Malibu, California; President, 5 Points Community Association, South Central Los Angeles.
118. THE PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIONS, CHICAGO, 1993
Jain Education International 2010_03
Douglas A. Russell-staff member, The Theosophical Society, International Headquarters, Pasadena, California; management con sultant, corporate director and entrepreneur.
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Montrose Wing #4 "Islam in Post-Soviet Countries"
John Woods; Dr. Asad Husain; Dr. Abbas Hamdani; Anwar Abbas An historical overview. The preservation and transformation of Islam under Communist rule. A review of historical lessons from this experience and projections of the future.
John Woods-Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago Dr. Asad Husain-President, American Islamic College; Professor, Northeastern Illinois University; Director, Summer Institute of Islamic Studies.
Dr. Abbas Hamdani-Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Anwar Abbas--Noted Indonesian Islamic Scholar.
2:00 PM-3:15 PM Montrose Wing #5
"The Right to Know: Truth in Advertising
from a Lutheran Perspective"
David L. Lindberg
Authenticity is as important to me and my faith community as it is to you and yours. What, then, can I share about the Lutheran tradition that is meaningful in interfaith gatherings? Do you have the right to know what I believe? I believe that you do, but you may or may not believe that I have the right to know what you believe. A dialogue on authenticity, sharing and mutual rights gives validity to interfaith relationships.
David L. Lindberg-Ph.D.; Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Churd in America or its predecessor bodies since 1955; Missionary in Japan 1955-62; Professor at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago since 1963, and Director of Field Education since 1970.
2:00 PM-5:30 PM Parlor B
"Women, the Earth and the World's Religions" Eleanor Rae; Dr. Riffat Hassan; Stephanie Kaza; Lina Gupta; Betsy Katz; Rebequa Murphy; Jenny Holmes
In this program, panelists will each describe from his or her own religious perspective their understanding of the parallels that exist between the imaging and treatment of women and the Earth, and how their images, (or lack thereof), of the Ultimate an related to the experience of women and the earth.
Eleanor Rae--Ph.D. in Theology, Fordham University; founder director, Center for Women, the Earth, and the Divine; president emeritus, Nort American Conference on Christianity and Ecology; co-author, Created Her Image; and author of the forthcoming Women, the Earth, the Divine. Dr. Riffat Hassan-Chairperson of the Religious Studies Program at the University of Louisville; born in Lahore, Pakistan of a Syed Muslim familyl has done pioneer work in developing feminist the ology in the context of the Islamic tradition; extensive work in Jewish-Christian-Muslim dialogue; co-creator of Women's and Men's Liberation: Testimonies of the Spirit. Stephanie Kaza-Associate Professor of Environmental Studies with focus on environmental ethics and eco-feminism, University of Vermont; chair, Board of Directors, Buddhist Peace Fellowship; lay ordained student of Zen Buddhism; author of The Attentive Heart, and Conversations with Trees.
Lina Gupta-Lecturer in Philosophy with a focus in Asian and compara tive philosophy at Glendale College, publisher of many articles on em feminism and Hinduism including articles in Eco-feminism and the Sacred, and After Patriarchy: Feminist Transformation of the World Religion Betsy Katz-Chief Director of the Department of Reform Education
and Adult Education Consultant for the Board of Jewish Education of Metro Chicago; Adjunct Faculty at National Lewis University. Rebequa Murphy-Participant in the UNCED preparatory process as Unite Nations Representative for the Baha'is of the United States; a native of Ethiopia, has studied in Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union and India; Masters of International Studies (University of Oregon) with a focus on
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