Religion Courses, Self-Authorship, and the Pursuit of the Common Good”
This workshop begins with a history of American higher education’s view of student ethical development, including the current concern for how students develop a sense of their identity. Of particular interest is the way that students develop an understanding of how they will contribute to the common good in a pluralistic culture. Foster and Patterson explore how exposure to diverse religious traditions provides an excellent basis for students to appreciate their own ethical identities as they come to appreciate the best ethical teachings and practices of world religions. This seminar helps students consider the potential ethical value of religion courses while inviting faculty, staff, and the public to reflect on the broader purposes of American higher education in its contemporary form.
The Next Speaker in this series will be:
Universal Compassion: Modern Buddhists and Altruism”
Gen Mondrub is an American Buddhist Monk and has been the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia for many years. He has just recently returned from a 2 year retreat. Kadampa Meditation Center Georgia in Atlanta, is a Buddhist meditation center dedicated to the attainment of world peace by offering everyone the opportunity to develop lasting mental peace through meditation and study programs. KMC is part of the The New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, an international association of Mahayana Buddhist study and meditation centers that follow the Kadampa Buddhist tradition founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.