Parliament of World’s Religions December 3-9, 2009 Melbourne, Australia. Information for SCU community on possibilities for participation. Philip Boo Riley, Religious Studies [4/12/09]. Aimee Moiso, Campus Ministry. PWR and SCU Presentation Purpose and Outline.
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Parliament of World’s Religions December 3-9, 2009Melbourne, Australia
Information for SCU community on possibilities for participation
Philip Boo Riley, Religious Studies [4/12/09]
Aimee Moiso, Campus Ministry
Why should/might I be interested in the Parliament?
Wilfred Cantwell Smith: study world’s religious through encounters with religious persons
Friedman experience the flattening (religion) world
WPR part of effort to weave a counter narrative to Clash of Civilizations
Interfaith Youth Core visit to SCU
the 'peace line' in west Belfast. messages that have written on the wall by visiting tourists
Globalization: Check out the Video “invitation” from the Youth Committee
At the parliament you will meet peers from communities around the world. Over 11,000 people are expected in Melbourne.
SCU Delegation Part of Silicon Valley Network of Interfaith organizations
Leading up to the parliament you will make connections to Silicon Valley organizations and congregations, many of whom have ties to centers and communities around the globe.
SCU Delegation is linked to Silicon Valley Interfaith Group pursuing “partner city” affiliation with WPR.
What is value-added of interfaith to religion’s participation in civic life of a region?
Will participation in PWR—the network and the 2009 Conference—affect interfaith networks here in Silicon Valley?
Does the Valley have a global religious landscape that parallels its global economy?
SCU learning outcomes
“to educate the whole person of solidarity in the real world”
(former) Superior General of Jesuits, Hans Peter Kolvenbach, S.J., who introduced this phrase at SCU in 2000 http://www.scu.edu/strategicplan/plan2001/integrated.cfm
“Jesuit universities should promote religious diversity and dialogue in an authentically religious way.”
Frank Clooney, S.J., “Goddess in the Classroom: Is the Promotion of Religious Diversity a Dangerous Idea?” http://groups.creighton.edu/sjdialogue/documents/articles/goddess_in_classroom.html
How can I get involved?
Go there as part of the SCU Delegation
Participate in pre/post trip campus and community activities
Some Details (that are challenging)
Students: Options for Academic Credit
SCU Delegation Blog on the Experience
When can I get involved?