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Sunday, August 15, 2010
On August 10, 2010 the State of New York granted incorporation to the Values in Knowledge Foundation.
We are very excited for the official launch of this project.
Please visit the site as we begin the important work of the foundation.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
One of the projects of Jamiya Singapore is the Touch of Harmony Program, now in its 6th successful year. In its own words:
In this experiential programme, a team of students and faculty members from New York University and various Universities in Singapore are given the opportunity to visit each other’s homeland to observe, work together and actively partake in educational, developmental and welfare missions and activities so as to learn about different socio-cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
On July 20, Touch of Harmony program leaders Mohamad Hosni Abdul Malik of Jamiyah Singapore, and Ms. Valerie Cabral of NYU invited me to spend an evening with this year's leadership participants. I shared with them my experiences and guidance from the pursuit of harmony among the world's religions, and endeavored to answer questions.
My experience was wonderful. The caliber of the students/program participants was superior in all ways.. These young people were enormously bright, engaged, informed, and present.
We had a couple of pictures together, one in the lecture hall,
And one over dinner with the photographer who humbly took the picture and missed the chance to pose with us.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Other recipients included Professor Hamid bin Ahmad al-Rifaie and Dr Abdullah Omar Nasseef of Saudi Arabia.
The award was given as part of the 6th annual IRI interfaith peace conference, entitled Deity and Darwin.
Conference participation comprised an impressive collection of international and local leaders and scholars devoted to peace.
Some of the participants are seen here on the conference schedule:
Here are some pictures of the conference. The conference was attended by senior Catholic and Protestant clergy, as well as the Ambassador from Nigeria to Ireland:
While at the conference I delivered a paper on the conference theme.
A preliminary draft of this paper can be read here.
Conference organizers, particularly Sheikh Satardien generously supported my travel and lodging that allowed me to participate in this prestigious meeting.
But before the conference began, I was graciously hosted by Geoffrey Ross, the brother of a long time friend Peter.
My brief time with Geoffrey can be seen here
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
As I've tried to explain to friends and family the unique anxiety, pressures, and content of my 20 hour days, I realized that the experience has to stay within (at least for the time being). It feels incommunicable.
On Friday night April 23 my signature when onto the book block.
Here are a couple of scenes at the printer (around the book cover)
It turned out to be an excellent program with a very good panel of speakers.
Here are some pictures from the event followed by a brief word on the speakers
Speakers for faith Alive 2010
Tsültrim Davis is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism under the spiritual guidance of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Imam Taalib Mahdee works for the Department of Corrections as a chaplain, and he is a religious leader at Masjid Al-Quran, Dorchester MA
PAUL L. ATWOOD is a senior lecturer in the American studies department and research associate in the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, both at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is a Vietnam-era veteran and an editor of Sticks and Stones: Living with Uncertain Wars (2006).
Shanadeen Begay- is Navajo by racial category and of the Red House Clan.
Reverend Gerard McKeon SJ- works for the Archdiocese of Boston in campus ministry at Salem State College and at UMASS Boston
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Here is the invitation to the seminar:
Luxembourg Seminar on the Elements and Dynamics of a Peaceful Society
Monday, January 18, 2010
The speech is here : http://fwd4.me/Bl8