BRIDGE BUILDERS LECTURE SERIES
The Bridge Builder Series features people who personally or through their work help others build bridges of religious tolerance.
These lectures are FREE and open to the public.
PAST BRIDGE BUILDERS EVENTS
An Intrafaith Panel Dialogue on Islam
Thursday, February 21st, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by Asia Society Texas Center and Risala Foundation
A Christian Intrafaith Panel Event
Thursday, October 25th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
intrafaith panel dialogue proceeded in a spirit of Appreciative Inquiry.
Moderator was Dr. Malcolm Gillis who engaged with the panelists from a range of
Christian denominations to explore various topics of common interest and religious
faith and practice.
Jewish Intrafaith Dialogue Panel:
Modern Questions for an Ancient Faith
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
East Meets West - A Spiritual
l Dialog on Pathways to Truth and Oneness
Two revered spiritual leaders gave their philosophical and religious perspectives on the pathway
to truth and oneness at an East Meets West dialog Monday, November 8, 2010,
6:15 p.m. The program was followed by a
Q&A and book sale and signings by the speakers.
Zen Master Miao Tsan
of Vairocana Zen Monastery in Garden Grove, CA, lecturer and author of
the new book, Just Use This Mind: Following the Essence of Zen to
Oneness of Mind, Body and Spirit (Bright Sky Press, January 2011)
J. Pittman McGehee, D.D.
Renowned Jungian analyst, Episcopal priest, director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality and adjunct lecturer in Analytical Psychology at the University of Houston.
A Perspective on the Holocaust: The role of Ethics and Morality for the Military Professional
Colonel Edward B. Westermann, Lackland Air Force Base
Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 7:30 PM
Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77004
Colonel Edward B. Westermann, commander of the Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base joined the Boniuk Center for his lecture, “A Perspective on the Holocaust: The Role of Ethics and Morality for the Military Professional,” which addressed how the United States Air Force Academy’s course on the genocide of the European Jews during the National Socialist dictatorship prepares the Academy students to confront moral dilemmas that may arise when the execution of military orders directly affects the life and death of innocent civilians.
Colonel Westermann holds a B.S. in Military History from the USAF Academy, an M.A. in European History from the Florida State University, an M.A. in Military Art and Science from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and a Ph.D. in Military and European History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Free University of Berlin, a summer fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellow on two occasions.
Co-sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston and Greater Houston ROTC
Is Interfaith Dialogue Dangerous to Faith?
The Interfaith Amigos: Pastor Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon & Sheikh Jamal Rahman
Thursday, February 25, 2010, 7:30 PM
Christ the King
2353 Rice Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005
Frequent speakers at churches and civic groups in
the Northwest, Pastor Don, Rabbi Ted, and Sheikh Jamal bring a message
of deep hope and profound possibilities for healing both person and
planet. Their work comprises a dialogue of the head, the heart, and
the hands, encouraging greater understanding, compassion and social
action in the world.
There was a book signing following the program for The Amigos' book, "Getting to the Heart of Interfaith".
Books were available for purchase at the lecture by Brazos Bookstore.
Visit the amigos' website here .
Co-sponsored by Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston and the Coalition for Mutual Respect program of the ADL
Building Tolerance in America’s Youth During a Time of Crisis
Hind Makki, Outreach Education and Training Associate, Interfaith Youth Core
Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 7:30 PM
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
5400 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77004
Hind Makki is an Outreach Education and Training Associate with
Interfaith Youth Core. Hind specializes in Youth Leadership
Development and works with many outreach communities. She travels to
college campuses, congregations and conferences throughout the United
States and Western Europe and offers presentations and training on
promoting religious pluralism, effective interfaith service-learning
and meaningful interfaith dialogues. Hind joined The Boniuk
Center to speak with the community about building tolerance among youth
and will also work with Rice University staff, faculty and student
groups during her visit. Visit the Interfaith Youth Core website here .
Co-sponsored by St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Rice University Office of Student Life