Just the messenger for this event. I think this lines up well with recent topics on this forum.
Please join BGR and our European sister organization, Mitgefühl in Aktion (MiA), for a conversation about Buddhists’ role in the work of healing a world in crisis. The event will be held via Zoom on 2021-07-15T18:00:00Z
The global community today faces major challenges. We witness increasing economic inequality, surges in ethnic and racial violence, climate change and other forms of environmental destruction, and a rise of authoritarian governments. These are issues with deep ethical implications, yet compared to Western theistic religions, the Buddhist response has, with some exceptions, been relatively muted.
What are the reasons for this? Does Buddhism actually have resources in its inherited traditions to address these challenges, resources we are just not aware of? Or does Buddhism need to transform itself, to bring forth unrealized potentials within its own body of teachings, if it is to contribute active solutions to today’s crises? And if so, could there be any inherent dangers for the Buddhism that we practice?