Friday, September 01, 2006

Seeds of Violence or Buds of Peace: World Faiths as Resources for Peace Education (A Public Lecture)

Ursula King
Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Bristol

08 September 2006 (Friday), 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Pulungang Claro M. Recto, Bulwagang Rizal (Faculty Center)
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City



Welcome Remarks
Odine de Guzman
Deputy Director
Center for Women’s Studies
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Ursula King
Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Bristol

Open Forum

Aries Arugay
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Aries Arugay

Jointly organized by the University of the Philippines Office of the President, Office of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Center for Women's Studies, Third World Studies Center, and the Department of Political Science

URSULA KING, STL (Paris), PhD (London), FRSA, is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol, where she held the Chair in Theology and Religious Studies from 1989-2002, after teaching for many years at the University of Leeds, in London, and in India. She was Visiting Professor in Feminist Theology at the University of Oslo (1998-2001), and in 1999 she held the Brueggeman Chair in Interreligious Studies at Xavier University, Cincinnati. In the fall of 2005 she was the distinguished Bingham Professor of Humanities at the University of Louisville, KY. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bristol, and a Professorial Research Fellow of the Centre for Gender and Religious Research at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has also worked as Consultant on Gender and Religion entries for the second edition of Macmillan’s Encyclopedia of Religion (New York, 2005).

She has published numerous books and articles, especially on women and spirituality, gender issues in world religions, and on the French thinker Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; she has also contributed to many broadcasts and TV programmes. Among her publications are Christian Mystics: Their Lives and Legacies Throughout the Ages (Hidden Spring: Paulist Press, 200l, and London: Routledge, 2004), the edited volumes Gender, Religion and Diversity (co-edited with Tina Beattie; Continuum, 2004), Spirituality and Society in the New Millennium (Brighton and Portland, Oregon: Sussex Academic Press, 2001) and Faith and Praxis in a Postmodern Age (London: Cassel, 1998). She gave the 1996 Bampton Lectures at the University of Oxford, published as Christ in All Things: Exploring Spirituality with Teilhard de Chardin (London: SCM Press and Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1997) and wrote a biography Spirit of Fire: The Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1996) as well as edited selected writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in the Orbis Books Modern Spiritual Masters Series (1999). Her current research is concerned with aspects of contemporary spirituality, and with comparative gender perspectives in different world religions. She has been awarded honorary doctorates from Edinburgh University (1996), Oslo University (2000) and the University of Dayton, Ohio (2003).

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