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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 WINNER

OF THE FREDERICK J. STRENG AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN STUDIES, Massimo A. Rondolino


Photos of the 2018 Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Annual meeting

The 2018 meeting of the Society was wonderful—with stimulating panels and presentations, personal sharing, and thoughtful conversation.  Thank you, presenters and attendees, for making this such a successful meeting.


SBCS Trip to the Denver Buddhist Temple

A delegation of the Society visited the Denver Buddhist Temple, a Jodo-Shinshu temple serving multiple states that dates back to the 1920’s.  After World War II, Japanese interred in camps in Colorado and Wyoming were invited to resettle in Colorado by the governor, and 20,000 came to Denver.  They eventually raised $50,000 and purchased land near downtown Denver, building a church, community center, and housing.  It is still a jewel of downtown Denver.  We were hosted by Rev. Diane Thompson for an informative visit.


Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Annual meeting

November 16-17, in Denver, Colorado


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Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

ThemeSaving Action in Shin Buddhism and Christianity

Friday - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM

Sheraton Downtown-Director's Row I (Plaza Tower - Lobby Level)

This session will explore how Christians can rethink the meaning of saving action in light of dialogue with Shinran's perspectives and also how recent readings of Paul might help Shin Buddhists in coming to an understanding of Shinran and his Buddhist path.

Panelists:

Leo Lefebure, Georgetown University

Dennis Hirota, Ryukoku University

Responding:

Karen Enriquez, Loyola Marymount University

Hsiaolan Hu, University of Detroit Mercy

P17-104

Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

ThemeResources from Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Addressing Racism and (In)difference

Saturday - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM

Sheraton Downtown-Director's Row I (Plaza Tower - Lobby Level)

This session will address how Buddhists and Christians in dialogue can draw on the resources of their traditions to respond to the contemporary challenges of racism and indifferences.

Panelists:

Mark Unno, University of Oregon

Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University

Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University

Amos Yong, Fuller Theological Seminary

Aizaiah Yong, Claremont School of Theology

P17-109

Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

ThemeBusiness Meeting

Saturday - 11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Sheraton Downtown-Director's Row I (Plaza Tower - Lobby Level)