2013 Surjit Singh Reception and Lecture
People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.
“Spiritual Other/Spiritual Self: Models of Transformative Interfaith Work”
Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05) is Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies at Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and serves as director of CIRCLE (the Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education), a joint venture of ANTS and Hebrew College. She co-edited, along with Or Rose and Greg Mobley, My Neighbor's Faith (Orbis, 2012).
Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative, www.uri.org) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry, www.sksm.edu) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU).
A reception will precede the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley
The Lecture will begin at 7:00PM in the Chapel, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley
This event is free and open to the public.