Fall 2011 Events from the Center for Interreligious Engagement

The DePaul Center for Interreligious Engagement brings DePaul students and faculty as well as the wider community together to explore the requirements of building communities across religious boundaries. The work of the Center engages the religious dimension of pluralism, conflict and peacebuilding in multiple contexts.


Fall 2011 Events


Tuesday, September 27th, 6:30-8:00pm
DePaul University Cortelyou Commons
2324 N. Fremont Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Magic, Religion, Science, Technology & Ethics in the Postmodern World:
A Talk with Barbara Strassberg

What is the nature of the relationship between science and religion?? Are these two interpretations of reality linked up in unexpected ways?? Are these seemingly contradictory elements of society actually? intertwined in such a way that they co-evolve?

Speaker: Barbara Ann Strassberg, Aurora University
Responder: Anthony Paul Smith

Monday Oct 3- Friday Oct 7
DePaul Student Center
Lincoln Park

Tibetan Monks of Deprung Gomang Monastery

The CIE invites you to meet the Buddhist monks of Deprung Gomang monastery, who are visiting  DePaul University from their home in Mundgod, India.  Come to the DePaul University Center for Intercultural Programs from Monday Oct. 3rd to Friday, October 7th, where you can witness the monks as they engage in the step-by-step creation of a traditional sand mandala–an ancient art form of Tibetan Buddhism.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Programs.


Tuesday, October 11th, 6:30-8:00pm
DePaul Art Museum
735 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614

Buddhist Social Ethics: From Hate Speech to Weapons of Mass Destruction

Participants: Taigen Dan Leighton and Jack Lawlor
Co-sponsored by Chicago Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship

How do Buddhists address the issues of contemporary forms of violence such as terrorism, war, hate crimes and weapons of mass destruction? What does Buddhism have to offer to meet the challenge of global warming? How are contemporary Buddhist ethical responses on these issues rooted in the teachings of the Buddha?


Wednesday, October 26th
LPSC Room 220

Resurrecting Pilsen: Where Faith and Social Activism Meet: A Conversation with Father Charles Dahm


Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex – Ruth Wilson Gilmore at UIC on Sept. 26th

“Scholar and activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of the award winning book, Golden Gulag, will discuss her stunning critique of mass imprisonment. She is the past President of the American Studies Association; a co-founder of Critical Resistance, a national organization working to end the prison industrial complex, and a co-founder of the California Prison Moratorium Project. Gilmore’s visionary leadership has been instrumental in advancing the campaign to shrink the prison industrial complex and to build genuine pathways to freedom and justice.”

Additional information and links:

Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex: The World We Want is the World We Need

California Prison Moratorium Project

Critical Resistance

The Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy

The Jane Addams Hull House Museum


Community Co-sponsors:

Beyondmedia Education

Gender JUST

PIC Teaching Collective

Project NIA

Teachers for Social Justice

Transformative Justice Law Project