September 26, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Faith and Vocation and Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement

Butler University Seminar on Religion and Global Affairs presents: Black and Buddhist

Marguerite Stanciu

Black and Buddhist

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 7:00 PM

This seminar features the authors of the text Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Race, Resilience, Transformation and Freedom, Drs. Pamela Ayo Yetunde and Cheryl A. Giles. In the foreword to their text, Gaylon Ferguson writes “Now, more than ever, we need this message of peace, a. strong peace with justice and dignity. This is a practical message of cultivating inner spiritual power to meet the daily challenges of aggression, violence, lying, and deception.” We will learn about the Buddhist faith and practice has served as a source of healing and liberation for many Black people and what about this religion is effective in addressing individual and collective suffering.