Thursday, September 22nd from 1:30-3 pm
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Ave.
Moderator: Anurima Bhargava, Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard Kennedy School and Fellow, Open Society Foundation
Greg McGonigle: The Reverend Greg McGonigle is a Unitariana belief in one God that rejects the three persons of the Trinity that has much in common with the belief in the early Christian church about the superiority of God over Jesus and the Anti-Trinitarian writing that emerged during the Protestant Reformation... Universalist ministerMinister is a general term for a member of the clergy in the Christian church. The term has also come to use in other religious traditions to designate a member of the clergy (as in the Jodo Shinshu tradition and the Nation of Islam). and the University ChaplainA chaplain is a member of the clergy who serves in a prison, a hospital, a college, or some other institution outside the context of the normal congregational life of a religious community. at Tufts University. He earned an AB from Brown University in Religious Studies focused on South Asian religions and an MDiv from Harvard focused on American religious history and interfaith relations. He has served in ministryMinister is a general term for a member of the clergy in the Christian church. The term has also come to use in other religious traditions to designate a member of the clergy (as in the Jodo Shinshu tradition and the Nation of Islam). at the Boston Living Center, DanaDana is a religious gift as well as the quality of liberality or generosity. In the Buddhist tradition, generosity is one of the six paramitas (“perfections”) that one cultivates on the bodhisattva path. The other perfections are. discipline, forbeara... Farber Cancer Institute, the UU ChurchThe term church has come to wide use to refer to the organized and gathered religious community. In the Christian tradition, church refers to the organic, interdependent “body” of Christ’s followers, the community of Christians. Secondarily, church ... of Davis, California, the University of California at Davis, and Oberlin College. He is an Affiliated Minister in Harvard’s Memorial Church, a field education supervisor for Harvard Divinity School, and a member of the Harvard Board of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life and of the Yale Humanist Community Advisory Board. He is past president of the National Association of College and University ChaplainsA chaplain is a member of the clergy who serves in a prison, a hospital, a college, or some other institution outside the context of the normal congregational life of a religious community..
Janet Penn: Janet Penn is the Founder of Youth LEAD (Youth Leaders Engaging Across Differences), and was their Executive Director for over a decade. She is currently a Senior Fellow at CIRCLEIn some Pagan traditions, a “circle” refers to the people who gather for a ritual. When standing in a circle, all the participants are able to see each other, with no one member elevated over any other. This practice is often felt to encourage egalita... (The Center for Inter-religious and Communal Leadership Education), a joint program of HebrewHebrew is the ancient language of the Israelites in which the Bible and most of Jewish liturgy is written. College and Andover-Newton Theological School, and is writing A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Youth-Led Interfaith Encounter.
Brendan Randall: Brendan Randall is Senior Consultant, Campus Engagements at Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based nonprofit that works with colleges and universities across the nation to promote interfaith cooperation as a social norm. A recovering lawyer and former Senior Research Associate with the Pluralism Project, Brendan has an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School and is pursuing an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Brendan also is a former high school history teacher and thanks his students for sparking his interest in religious diversity and interfaith cooperation (as well as teaching him how to play cricket).
Neelima Shukla-Bhatt: Dr. Neelima Shukla-Bhatt is program director and associate professor of South Asian studies at Wellesley College. She has a B.A. and M.A. from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India) and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Harvard. She is part of the teaching team for the HarvardX online course “World Religions Through Their Scriptures,” where she leads the Hinduism“Hindu” was originally a word given by the Greeks, then the Persians, to the land and peoples beyond the Indus or “Sindhu” River. The term “Hinduism” came into common use only in the 19th century to describe a complex and dynamic pattern of li... section.