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Public Lectures

Issues facing Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in contemporary America

Date: 2004/11/13
2004/11/14
November 13(Sat.)
12:00 am-2:30 pm
SessionA
How do we speak about 'True Religion' in a pluralistic nation?

Chair MORI Koichi (Protestant - Dean of School of Theology, Director of CISMOR, Doshisha University)
Presentation
A.1KOHARA Katsuhiro (Protestant - School of Theology, Doshisha University)
"Backlit Subject: An Image of Monotheism in Japanese Society"
A.2WASSERMAN Mira (Jew - Rabbi in Bloomington, Indiana)
"Choosing to Be Chosen: The Challenges of Freedom for American Jews"
A.3LOBENSTINE Clark (Protestant - Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, DC)
"Compelled to Interfaith Relations"
A.4ELGENAIDI Maha (Muslim - Founder & CEO of the Islamic Networks Group)
"Speaking About Islam in the American Public Square"
Commentators/respondents
A.5SIDER Ron (Protestant - Evangelicals for Social Action and Eastern Seminary, Wynnewood, PA)
A.6RAMEY Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id (Muslim - Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nyack, NY)
A.7IMAI Akinori (Buddhist -Minister, Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Berkeley, CA)



3:15 pm - 6:15 pm
SessionB
What aspects of American society and public policy create problems for your religion?

Chair ZIKMUND Barbara Brown (Graduate School of American Studies, Doshisha University)
Presentation
B.1RAMEY Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id (Muslim - Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nyack, NY)
B.2BORELLI John (Catholic - Special Assistant to the President, Georgetown University)
B.3ELGENAIDI Maha (Muslim - Founder & CEO of the Islamic Networks Group)
B.4 IMAI Akinori (Buddhist - Minister, Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Berkeley, CA)
B.5LEVINE Hillel (Jew - Boston University)
B.6LOBENSTINE Clark (Protestant - Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, DC)
B.7SIDER Ron (Protestant - Evangelicals for Social Action and Eastern Seminary, Wynnewood, PA)
B.8WASSERMAN Mira (Jew - Rabbi, Bloomington, Indiana)
Commentators/respondents
B.9ECHIGOYA Akira (Protestant - School of Theology, Doshisha University)
B.10COHEN Ada (Jew - School of Theology, Doshisha University)

Evening Reception



November 14(Sun.)
12:30 pm-3:30 pm
SessionC
How does the relationship of the United States to the Middle East influence your religion and its relationships with other religions?

Chair NAKATA Ko (School of Theology, Doshisha University)
Presentation
C.1SIDER Ron (Protestant - Evangelicals for Social Action and Eastern Seminary, Wynnewood, PA)
C.2LEVINE Hillel (Jew - Boston University)
C.3REZRAZI Elmostafa (Muslim - Formerly of Al-Jezeera Tokyo Office)
Commentators/respondents
C.4WASSERMAN Mira (Jew - Rabbi Bloomington, Indiana)
C.5ELGENAIDI Maha (Muslim - Founder & CEO of the Islamic Networks Group)
C.6BORELLI John (Catholic - Special Assistant to the President, Georgetown University)
C.7MATSUNAGA Yasuyuki (Unaffiliated - Fellow at CISMOR, Doshisha University)



4:00 am-6:30 pm
SessionD
In what ways do you think that your religious traditions and practices can make positive contributions to American society?

Chair ZIKMUND Barbara Brown (Graduate School of American Studies, Doshisha University
Presentation
D.1BORELLI John (Catholic - Special Assistant to the President, Georgetown University)
D.2RAMEY Ibrahim Abdil-Mu'id (Muslim - Fellowship of Reconciliation, Nyack, NY)
D.3 IMAI Akinori (Buddhist - Minister, Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple, Berkeley, CA)
Commentators/respondents
D.4LEVINE Hillel (Jew - Boston University)
D.5LOBENSTINE Clark (Protestant - Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, DC)
D.6MORI Koichi (Protestant - Dean of School of Theology, Director of CISMOR, Doshisha University)