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Sixth International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Sixth International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies BCS 21 pp. i-viii, 1-164 12/5/01 6:24 PM Page 107 NEWS AND V IEWS Sixth International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies John Berthrong Boston University The society’s sixth international conference, held 5–12 August 2000, was an excep- tionally successful event for the five hundred plus participants. In great measure the success was due to the conference’s scenic and user-friendly location at the Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, and to the untiring work of Professor Paul Ingram and his staff. The spirit of Mount Rainier towered over the whole event, reminding us that both Buddhism and Christianity have a stake in global healing. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the conference was how well the various pan- els, presentations, plenary programs, and workshops matched the announced theme of the conference. Although I cannot speak for all the participants, in my extensive sampling of the events, care was given in addressing the question of global healing from a diverse set of spiritual perspectives and academic disciplines. Whether you attended the section on meditation or the erudite papers on orthodoxy, the presen- ters strove to show how their work could be understood as a way to promote global healing. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

Sixth International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

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University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 The University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9472

Abstract

BCS 21 pp. i-viii, 1-164 12/5/01 6:24 PM Page 107 NEWS AND V IEWS Sixth International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies John Berthrong Boston University The society’s sixth international conference, held 5–12 August 2000, was an excep- tionally successful event for the five hundred plus participants. In great measure the success was due to the conference’s scenic and user-friendly location at the Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, and to the untiring work of Professor Paul Ingram and his staff. The spirit of Mount Rainier towered over the whole event, reminding us that both Buddhism and Christianity have a stake in global healing. One of the most enjoyable aspects of the conference was how well the various pan- els, presentations, plenary programs, and workshops matched the announced theme of the conference. Although I cannot speak for all the participants, in my extensive sampling of the events, care was given in addressing the question of global healing from a diverse set of spiritual perspectives and academic disciplines. Whether you attended the section on meditation or the erudite papers on orthodoxy, the presen- ters strove to show how their work could be understood as a way to promote global healing.

Journal

Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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