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13th Annual Conference of the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies

The World Council of Churches (WCC) will partner in organising the 13th annual conference of the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies (ENBCS) to commemorate the birth centenary of Lynn A De Silva, a pioneering figure in Christian-Buddhist dialogue.
13th Annual Conference of the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies

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Event details

When

26 June - 01 July 2019

Where

Arch Abbey of St Ottilien, Munich, Germany

Contact Phone

+41 22 791 6546

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The World Council of Churches (WCC) will partner in organising the 13th annual conference of the European Network of Buddhist-Christian Studies to commemorate the birth centenary of Lynn A De Silva, a pioneering figure in Christian-Buddhist dialogue. The conference, which is considered one of the most high-profile international conferences on crucial issues within Buddhist-Christian encounter, will take place at the Arch Abbey of St Ottilien, near Munich, Germany from 27 June – 1 July.

The theme of the conference will be “Buddhist-Christian Encounter: A Visionary Approach”. De Silva (1919-1982), a Methodist minister from Sri Lanka, was for many years director of the Centre for Religion and Society, Colombo, and a key member of the working group of the WCC Subunit on Dialogue with People of Living Faiths and Ideologies, as the WCC’s office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation was then called.

The conference is open for participation to all those who are committed to building understanding between Buddhists and Christians.

 

For more details on the conference “Buddhist-Christian Encounter: A Visionary Approach”

WCC to co-organise Buddhist-Christian conference to commemorate birth centenary of Lynn A De Silva