January 14 WATERtalk, “Religious Diversity – What’s the Problem?”

WATERtalks: Feminist Conversations in Religion Series 

Religious Diversity-

What’s the Problem?” 

With Rita M. Gross

Wednesday, January 14, 2014 at 1 PM EST

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Rita M. Gross is internationally known for her innovative work on gender and religion.  She is a Buddhist dharma teacher having been appointed to that position by Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. She will discuss her new book, Religious Diversity What’s the Problem? Buddhist Advice for Flourishing with Religious Diversity (Cascade 2014).

Rita M. Gross’ teaching involves a combination of academic and dharmic perspectives. She has extensive training and experience both as a scholar of comparative studies in religion and as a Buddhist dharma teacher authorized to teach in several Tibetan Buddhist lineages.

She specializes in topics pertaining to Buddhism and contemporary issues, including gender issues, ecology, and religious diversity. She also teaches about the implications of an accurate understanding of Buddhist history for Buddhist practitioners.

Rita is Professor Emerita of Comparative Studies of Religion at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and past president of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. Dr. Gross is the author of many books and articles including Buddhism after Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism (State University of New York 1993). See her website for more information.

Recommended Reading:
Religious Diversity – What’s the Problem? Buddhist Advice for Flourishing with Religious Diversity (Cascade 2014), A flier for her book and a summary article will be sent to all who register.

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