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OUR MISSION as a society

To serve as a coordinating body supporting activities related to the comparative study of, and the practical interaction between, Buddhism and Christianity, whether by groups or individuals. 

Whenever possible, to encourage 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. 

To be as inclusive as is feasible in all such aforementioned activities, seeking a balance with regard to geography, ethnicity, age, sex, denomination or lineage, cultural tradition, and leadership in both academic and religious institutions and in the public and the private sectors. 

The Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies welcomes scholars and practitioners who are grounded in different expressions of Buddhism and Christianity, as well as individuals who claim multiple religious belonging or do not identify with any specific tradition.