Series: Getting Religion Right: Scripture, Social Justice, Love – Eugene, Oregon – May 6th 2020
The UNESCO Chair in Transcultural Studies, Interreligious Dialogue and Peace and the UO-UNESCO Crossing Institute is hosting talks with Sister Helen Prejean and Rabbi Michael Lerner on their new books.  Both talks will be held at Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon on two Wednesdays at 7:30 in May 2020.  Sister Prejean will speak about River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey (Random House) on May 6th and Rabbi Lerner about Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World (University of California Press). 


Panel – Gandhi’s Global Impact – Literature and Culture, Fresno State: October 10 & 11 2020
Dr. Steve Adisasmito-Smith, CSU, Fresno Panelists: Dr. Steve Shankman, UNESCO Chair of Interreligious Dialogue, University of Oregon
Dr. Jim Earl, University of Oregon
Dr. Ashley Foster, California State University, Fresno
Gandhi’s Global Legacy International Conference, October 10 & 11 at Fresno State
In this conference, Fresno State celebrates Gandhi’s life and legacy through intellectual and activist analyses, a Classical Indian Music concert, and an Interfaith Prayer event. This two-day international conference will feature internationally known scholars and eminent thinkers including keynote speeches by Rev. James Lawson, Jr., Dolores Huerta, and Nipun Mehta.The main objective of this event is to explore Gandhi’s global impact and the relevance of his philosophy and methods to confronting our current challenges. How would Gandhi approach our modern issues of social and economic inequity, racism, terrorism, environmental crisis, and overwhelming demoralization? What can be learned from his struggles and strategies to mobilize a movement against injustice?
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