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IBS Winter Symposium: Religiosity & Social Consciousness

February 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Symposium
Presented by the Institute of Buddhist Studies & BCA Center for Buddhist Education

Religiosity & Social Consciousness in the Buddhist Churches of America

Thursday, February 22, 2018 1 – 5 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Keynote Speaker:
DR. TETSUDEN KASHIMA
Professor Emeritus, Sociology, University of Washington; Author, Buddhism in America: The Social Organization of an Ethnic Religious Institution (1977); Judgment Without Trial: Japanese American Imprisonment during World War II (2003); Personal Justice Denied: Report of the Commission on Wartime Relocation & Intern- ment of Civilians, (Forward) (1997)

According to Dr. Kashima, “religiosity” means “the beliefs, moral or devotional practices and ritual observances and/or attendance at churches or temples.” This symposium will explore the past, present and future of Shin Buddhist religiosity as it has been developing in the BCA, addressing questions such as: How did the history of the Buddhist Mission of North America and development of the Buddhist Churches of America impact the development of “Japanese- American religiosity? What might this mean for the future of BCA and Shin Buddhism in America? What are examples of how Shin Buddhist religiosity is connecting to a growing social consciousness?

Other speakers include:
REV. DR. DAVID MATSUMOTO
IBS President; George & Sakaye Aratani Professor of Contemporary Shin Buddhist Studies

RICK STAMBUL
BCA National Board, President-elect; Civil Rights Activist, March on Washington, Freedom Summer 1964

DR. SCOTT MITCHELL
IBS Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs; Rev. Tamai Professor of Jodo Shinshu Studies

DoubleTree by Hilton Sacramento
2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA

IBS Winter Symposium: Religiosity & Social Consciousness

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Date:
February 22, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Organizers

Center for Buddhist Education
Institute of Buddhist Studies

Venue

DoubleTree Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA United States
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