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International Conference on Religion and Globalization

International Conference on Religion and Globalization NEWS AND VIEWS International Conference on Religion and Globalization Ruben Habito Perkins School of Theology The International Conference on Religion and Globalization, with over two hun- dred participants from thirty-one countries, was hosted by Payap University and its Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 27 July to 2 August 2003, with the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies among the several cosponsoring organizations. Other sponsoring and cosponsoring organiza- tions included the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, the Inter- national Network of Engaged Buddhists, the Christian Conference of Asia, and the Museum of World Religions. Prof. John Butt, convener of the conference and direc- tor of the Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture, with other officials of Payap University, welcomed the delegates at the opening ceremonies on 27 July in a program that included musical and cultural presentations from the riches of the northern Thai heritage. Plenary speakers included Dharma Master Hsin Tao, founder of the Museum of World Religions based in Taipei, Taiwan, who spoke on “Education for Interreligious Understanding in a Global Age.” Donald Swearer, of Swarthmore College and Har- vard University, spoke on “Religious Identity and Globalization,” http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

International Conference on Religion and Globalization

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University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 The University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9472

Abstract

NEWS AND VIEWS International Conference on Religion and Globalization Ruben Habito Perkins School of Theology The International Conference on Religion and Globalization, with over two hun- dred participants from thirty-one countries, was hosted by Payap University and its Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture in Chiang Mai, Thailand, from 27 July to 2 August 2003, with the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies among the several cosponsoring organizations. Other sponsoring and cosponsoring organiza- tions included the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, the Inter- national Network of Engaged Buddhists, the Christian Conference of Asia, and the Museum of World Religions. Prof. John Butt, convener of the conference and direc- tor of the Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture, with other officials of Payap University, welcomed the delegates at the opening ceremonies on 27 July in a program that included musical and cultural presentations from the riches of the northern Thai heritage. Plenary speakers included Dharma Master Hsin Tao, founder of the Museum of World Religions based in Taipei, Taiwan, who spoke on “Education for Interreligious Understanding in a Global Age.” Donald Swearer, of Swarthmore College and Har- vard University, spoke on “Religious Identity and Globalization,”

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 10, 2005

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