Student Conference on Compassion in Religion with Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong will be there. Will you?

Student Conference on Compassion in Religion with Karen Armstrong

MS. KAREN ARMSTRONG, TED Prize winner 2008, prolific author, and Visiting Scholar at SFU inspired the “Charter for Compassion,” endorsed by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 9am-2pm
Chapel of the Epiphany, Vancouver School of Theology
6030 Chancellor Blvd, UBC-Main Campus
Sponsored by Iona Pacific Inter-religious Centre at VST
The principal sponsor in Karen Armstrong’s “12 Days of Compassion” is Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue

Come and be inspired!

Iona Pacific Inter-religious Centre at Vancouver School of Theology is proud to host a day-long student conference on compassion, religion, and society featuring internationally acclaimed scholar Karen Armstrong. The conference includes Karen Armstrong’s keynote and summary addresses, stories about compassion from eight different traditions, student-led discussions, and a nutritious lunch. Students can expect an invaluable learning experience and networking opportunity with students from regional universities and colleges, civic and community leaders, and storytellers from diverse religious and professional backgrounds.

This is a unique opportunity for you to exchange ideas in an inter-religious conversation about compassion, religion, and society. Register for this rare opportunity to interact with Dr. Karen Armstrong, “one of the most provocative thinkers on religion in the modern world.”

A feature of the Student Conference on Compassion in Religion will be the opportunity for delegates to hear a number of high profile storytellers from a broad range of traditions, including:

First Nations
Islam
Judaism
Sikhism
Hinduism
Buddhism
Christianity
Bahá’í faith

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.ionapacific.ca/learning/public-events

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