Inaugural Southern California Interreligious Conference to Take Place February 24-25


Friday, February 7, 2014 at 3:25PM

Inaugural Southern California Interreligious Conference to Take Place February 24-25 CST is pleased to announce its participation in the inaugural Southern California Interreligious Conference on Feb 24th & 25th.

Claremont School of Theology is pleased to announce its participation in the inaugural Southern California Interreligious Conference to take place Monday, February 24th in Los Angeles at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple and the new campus of the Academy of Jewish Religion California; and Tuesday, February 25th on the campus of the Claremont School of Theology and the neighboring Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

The theme of this inaugural conference will be “Transporting Our Traditions: The Heart of Humanity in Motion,” examining how movement through time and space leads to encounter with other traditions, challenges our existing frameworks and generates new and creative changes. This theme will be explored intellectually and experientially, engaging all the senses through featured speakers, panel discussions, artistic expression, shared meals, and prayerful meditation.

Presenters will include faculty and students from the conference’s sponsoring partners – Bayan Claremont, the Academy for Jewish Religion California (AJRCA), and Claremont School of Theology (CST).

Dr. Cheryl Ritenbaugh, Professor of Family & Community Medicine, Nutritional Sciences, Anthropology, and Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona will deliver a keynote address on the first day of the conference entitled, “Minding the Heart: A Scientist Encounters Transformative Experiences.”

Attendance for the conference is free for currently enrolled students, currently active faculty, and currently employed staff members of the AJRCA, Bayan Claremont, CST, Claremont Lincoln University, University of the West, or Center for Jain/Sikh Studies.

Members of the public are welcome to attend with a registration fee of $30 for one day or $50 for both days.

For conference registration and detailed information please visit transportingourtraditions.org.

The inaugural Southern California Interreligious Conference is made possible by a generous Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.


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