WFU guest lecturer to discuss dialogue among world religions

By Jacob McConnico
Sept. 21, 2005

Leonard Swidler

Leonard Swidler, professor of Catholic thought and interreligious dialogue at Temple University, will give a lecture titled "In a World of War, Dialogue Among the Religions of the World is a Necessity" at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Wake Forest University. The free, public event will be held in the Annenberg Forum in Carswell Hall, Room 111.

Swidler is editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, a publication he co-founded with his wife, Arlene Swidler, in 1964. He is also founder and director of the Institute for Interreligious Intercultural Dialogue and co-founder and director of the Global Dialogue Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Norbert's College, a Master of Arts from Marquette University, a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin and a degree in sacred theology from Tübingen University in Germany.

He has published more than 180 articles and 60 books, including "Jewish-Christian-Muslim Dialogue," "From Holocaust to Dialogue: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue between Americans and Germans," "Buddhism Made Plain," "For All Life: Toward a Universal Declaration of a Global Ethic," and "The Study of Religion in the Age of Global Dialogue."

The talk is sponsored by the university's Pro Humanitate Center, a project of the Lilly Endowment, and the University Chaplain's office.

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