Saturday, September 17, 2011

A Buddhist Example of Interfaith Dialogue

DR. PAUL F. KNITTER @ Huffington Post:

Earlier this year, my wife Cathy and I spent eight days being gently rushed around the South Korean peninsula as part of a project aimed at promoting a more fruitful dialogue between Buddhists and Christians. The seed of this idea was planted by my Korean doctoral student, Kyeongil Jung. But because of unexpected political and religious tensions, the seed blossomed into unexpected lessons of compassion in the wake of this unrest: earlier this year, fundamentalist Korean Christians over the course of several months, invaded and desecrated Buddhist temples in Seoul and Daegu, in an effort to exorcize the "demonic powers" there and proclaim the eventual triumph of Christianity...
Read the full column here.  


Two Wheels of Awakening and Liberation: A Reflection on Paul Knitter’s Dialogue with Korean Buddhists

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