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Pluralism and the Ethics of Dialogue

WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2005 at 8:00 pm.
WHERE: Price Center Ballroom at UCSD.

The speaker is Diana L. Eck, Harvard University.

As a scholar of the religious traditions of India, Diana Eck has published Banaras, City of Light and Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India.  Her book Encountering God: A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras is about religious difference in a world of many faiths. With the Pluralism Project, she has turned her attention to the United States and produced the CD-ROM, On Common Ground: World Religions in America, for which she received a National Humanities Medal in 1998 from President Clinton. Her latest book is A New Religious America: How A 'Christian' Country Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation. She will speak on Pluralism and the Ethics of Dialogue. Does religious pluralism mean losing the ethical rudder of one's own religious faith? Or might we discover that ethics is dependent upon being able to enter into genuine dialogue with the religious other? She will argue that pluralism and the ethics of dialogue are essential to the future of faith in a world of religious difference.

For further information call Dick Mauro, 858.453.4618