World Affairs Council Inland Southern California and the UCRX Osher Program
Present a series on Asian Religions in America
Buddhism in America
Featuring a talk by
Dr. John Jones
La Sierra University
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
3:30 – 5:30 pm
UCR Extension Center, 1200 University Avenue, Riverside
Religion is the undiscussed diversity in America. At the same time,
it is a major source of litigation against government at all levels.
Buddhist scholar, Dr. John Jones, will facilitate the discussion
of international Buddhism to 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
practice 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.
(includes Hinduism (completed), Buddhism, & Sikhism in America): $35
To reserve your space in Asian Religions in America #193-CCS-201
Educators who attend both the lecture and the follow-up field trip,
March 14, are eligible to receivea letter for their school district
indicating the learning hoursfor professional development credit.
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