The Dalai Lama's Toward a True Kinship of Faiths
The Dalai Lama’s Toward a True Kinship of Faiths
Book Discussion Group for Students led by Brother Aaron Raverty, OSB, Ph.D.
February 22, March 15, and April 5 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Quad 263, Saint John’s University
Each discussion group participant will receive a free copy of the book Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World’s Religions Can Come Together by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Appetizers and beverages will be provided at each session.
This discussion group is limited to seven students. Each participant is expected to attend all three discussion sessions.
In his book Toward a True Kinship of Faiths, the Dalai Lama explains how the religions of the world can be sources of harmony and peacebuilding among diverse peoples rather than, as is too often the case, sources of conflict. While fostering friendship among participants and helping them develop skills for interfaith dialogue, this discussion group will be fruitful for anyone who ponders how religion can be a force for unity in our world.
Brother Aaron Raverty, OSB, a monk of Saint John’s Abbey, serves on the board of directors of the Monastic Interreligious Dialogue (MID), an international organization of Roman Catholic monastic women and men dedicated to fostering dialogue with monastics of other religious traditions. He participated as an anthropological consultant in MID’s 1995 interreligious exchange in Nepal, Tibet, and northern India, where he had audiences with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Brother Aaron earned an M.A. degree in systematic theology from Saint John’s School of Theology and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Minnesota. He is Saint John’s Abbey’s liaison officer with the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research and he is the author of the book Refuge in Crestone: A Sanctuary for Interreligious Dialogue.