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The Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

The Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies The Annual Meeting of the Society for San Antonio, Texas, USA November 18–19, 2016 Sandra Costen Kunz An undercurrent for this year’s annual meeting was distress over the inaccuracy and incivility of much of the discourse surrounding the US presidential election—and the polarization fostered by such discourse. The society’s mission can be seen, in part, as fostering discourse about difference and common ground more honestly, happily, and hopefully—by “supporting activities related to the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity, whether by groups or individuals” and by encouraging “those who report on Buddhist-Christian dialogue and comparative study, both as historical research and contemporary practice, to employ analytical and theoretical tools and set their discussion within the framework of our larger human history” while being “as inclusive as is feasible in all such aforementioned activities.” Our activities this year included, on Friday, our governing board meeting, a program committee meeting over lunch, a late afternoon panel, and a dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant, and, on Saturday morning, our second panel and our members meeting. The society, as a “related scholarly organization” of the American Academy of Religion, holds its annual meeting in conjunction with http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

The Annual Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 37 – Oct 28, 2017

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The Annual Meeting of the Society for San Antonio, Texas, USA November 18–19, 2016 Sandra Costen Kunz An undercurrent for this year’s annual meeting was distress over the inaccuracy and incivility of much of the discourse surrounding the US presidential election—and the polarization fostered by such discourse. The society’s mission can be seen, in part, as fostering discourse about difference and common ground more honestly, happily, and hopefully—by “supporting activities related to the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity, whether by groups or individuals” and by encouraging “those who report on Buddhist-Christian dialogue and comparative study, both as historical research and contemporary practice, to employ analytical and theoretical tools and set their discussion within the framework of our larger human history” while being “as inclusive as is feasible in all such aforementioned activities.” Our activities this year included, on Friday, our governing board meeting, a program committee meeting over lunch, a late afternoon panel, and a dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant, and, on Saturday morning, our second panel and our members meeting. The society, as a “related scholarly organization” of the American Academy of Religion, holds its annual meeting in conjunction with

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 28, 2017

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