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Buddhism in America

  • 18 Feb 2020
  • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Ave., Riverside

World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the UCRX Osher Program invite middle and high school teachers to two sessions of a series on Asian Religions in America

Buddhism in America

Featuring a talk by 
Dr. John Jones

Associate Professor of Religion, La Sierra University

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 
3:30 – 5:30 pm
Program Location:
UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside

Religion is the undiscussed diversity in America. However, “living with our deepest differences” has its challenges. Religion is a major source of litigation against
government at all levels, especially public schools. One of the factors that
educators know is that building understanding diminishes fear.
scholar, Dr. John Jones, will facilitate the discussion of international Buddhism
 build both religious literacy and cultural understanding within America’s
pluralistic society.

As part of our learning we will discuss how the differences in belief challenge
government policies sometimes. For example, we will look at how beliefs and
values of practicing Buddhists and those of other Asian religions may impact the
interpretation of such questions as “Should mindfulness become part of learning
 in a public school?”.
Improved understanding of Buddhism will enable participants to better appreciate
global topics in art and culture, and in their communities around the rituals and
beliefs involved in cultural practice locally.

Program Cost: $35 (also covers Sikhism Lecture on April 28 [mark your calendar] 
which will be advertised later) Classroom resource materials provided to teachers.
Parking: $5:00

To register for Buddhism in America Feb 18 &
Sikhism in America April 28

(Asian Religions in America series course #193-CCS-201)
Call 951-827-4105
with the name of the program series and course #
Please download and share the flier with friends and colleagues

Questions: Call Dr. Margaret Hill, World Affairs Council Programs
(909) 946-9035

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