We are delighted to welcome back Dr. John J. Thatamanil, to speak as part of our 2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow online series. John spoke with us in 2011 on religious diversity, and his exploration of this topic has deepened over the years to become the basis of his new book Circling the Elephant.
John was born in India and came to the United States as a child with his immigrant parents. As 'a child of two worlds, belonging wholly to neither but caught somewhere in between' John understands that differences of culture and religion can be gift, and in opening ourselves to this gift we see God in a new light.
At such a time as this, among the deep environmental, racial, economic and moral sorrows of our broken world, opening ourselves to the 'hospitality of receiving' other religions can be a path to transformation and joy. This conversation with John and Catherine promises to be full of surprises and delight!
Please join us for this hopeful conversation and joyful storytelling. The lamentation of John Denver’s "All This Joy, All This Sorrow," offers an inspiration, soundtrack, and poetry for the series. Register at the link below. Tickets start at $0.
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