Multifaith Integral Human Development Colloquium Meeting


Location: Zoom

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Rev. Kyoichi Sugino, president of Gakurin Seminary in Tokyo and former deputy secretary general at Religions for Peace International, will share Buddhist perspectives on human dignity at the next meeting of the Multifaith Integral Human Development Colloquium on Jan. 28. 

All are welcome, but registration is required. Please contact Abigail Ginzburg at to RSVP and receive the Zoom link.

About the colloquium

The colloquium aims to explore how various religious and spiritual traditions would approach the concepts and values of integral human development (IHD). Though IHD originated in Catholic social teaching, its framing is universal and its proponents assert that it can be applied to any context. 

In an effort to explore these possibilities, the colloquium will bring in special guests who do not come from a Catholic worldview to discuss how their belief systems inform humanitarian, peacebuilding, and development theory and practice. 

The goal of the colloquium is for participants to draw connections and expand IHD beyond its Catholic roots to become a truly global framework. 

Supported by the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.