About the Lecture The Buddha’s Footprint: An Environmental History of Asia Contrary to popular imaginings the Dharma has not historically been an inherently environmental religion. Rather, early Buddhism was a prosperity theology that succeeded largely on account of its willingness to exploit both people and natural resources on the commodity frontier. As such, by investigating the links between Buddhism and agricultural expansion this talk will explore how Buddhists radically transformed Asia’s environment.…
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Monday, November 11, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
The Ansari Global Religion Reading Group will discuss the conclusion of Jenny Trinitapoli and Alexander Weinreb's 2012 book, Religion and AIDS in Africa. All are welcome.
Friday, November 15, 2019
The Feminist Theologies in Global Context Reading Group will discuss selections from Anna M. Gade’s work, Muslim Environmentalisms: Religious and Social Foundations. All are welcome. The group provides a space to discuss Islamic and Christian theologies in their own terms and in dialogue with each other.…
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
This event brings together two modern spiritual leaders for an evening of enriching conversation, continuing a meaningful dialogue begun by a pair of pioneering religious figures nearly a millennium ago, Sultan al-Kamil of Egypt and Saint Francis of Assisi. It is free and open to the public.