Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
-- June 3-8, 2005

Hear the Cries of the World:
Buddhism and Christianity in Dialogue Toward Global Healing.

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Since its beginnings 25 years ago, the Society of Buddhist Christian Studies has brought together some of the foremost scholars, activists, and practitioners - both monastic and lay - engaged in the dialogue between these two great religions. The goals have been understanding and practice. The activities of the Society help to enhance one another's faith experience and address the troubling issues of our global community.

Past speakers have included: John Cobb, the Dalai Lama, Cecil "Chip" Murray, Sulak Sivaraksa, Hans Kung, Rosemary Ruether, Walpola Rahula, Masao Abe, A.T. Ariyaratne, David Tracy, and Rita Gross, among others.


Founding Member - David Chappell, 64; Scholar Applied Buddhism to Peace Efforts, Dies

After initiating a series of Buddhist-Christian conferences in the 1980s, David became founding editor (1981-1995) of the academic journal Buddhist-Christian Studies, founding Director of the Buddhist Studies Progarm, UH (1987-1991), a co-founder of the Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies (1988), and later its President (1993-95).

Buddhist-Christian Studies Journal

A scholarly journal devoted to Buddhism and Christianity and their historical and contemporary interrelationships, Buddhist-Christian Studies presents thoughtful articles, conference reports, and book reviews. It also includes sections on comparative methodology and historical comparisons, as well as ongoing discussions from two dialogue conferences: the Theological Encounter with Buddhism, and the Japan Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. Subscription is also available through membership in the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (SBCS), c/o CSSR Executive Office, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493.

Buddhist-Christian Studies (E-ISSN: 1527-9472) is now available in the Project MUSE electronic database of journals in the humanities and social sciences. For more details, email or visit:

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Monks in the West Gathering - October 2004 - Buddhist and Catholic monastic men gathered to promote a sharing of inner life and training.

Nuns in the West Gathering - May 2003 - Buddhist and Catholic monastic women gathered to promote a sharing of inner life and training.