Lectures

Over the years, the IIC has hosted a number of outstanding speakers, some of which have graciously allowed for their lectures to be published on our website. When available, a click on the lecture title will lead you to a full-text version:

“Values and Transformation: Changing World Economics.” (1999)
In dialogue: Satish Kumar, Editor of Resurgence Journal
Andrew Rogerson, World Bank
Wendy Tynedale, World Faiths Development Dialogue.
Chaired by Peggy Morgan, Religious Experience Research Centre.

“African Spirituality and Interfaith Relations.” (1998)
Presenter: Dr Elizabeth Amoah, University of Ghana
Respondent: Dr James Cox, Westminster College, Oxford

“The Lotus Sutra: A Philosophy of Integration.” (1997)
Presenter: Dr Mischio Shinozaki, Dean of the Rissho Kosei-kai Seminary in Tokyo
Respondent: Dr Elizabeth Harris, Secretary to the Methodist Church’s Committee for Relations with Other Faiths.

“The Attitude of Muslim Mystics towards Unity of Faiths.” (1997)
Presenter: Professor Nagah El-Ghonimy, Al-Azhar University, Cairo; Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Selly Oak

“From Conflict to Harmony: A Confucian Response to Interfaith Dialogue.” (1996)
Presenter: Dr Xinzhong Yao, University of Wales
Respondent: Dr Ram Prasad, Trinity College, Oxford.

“The Eco-Human Crisis: Interreligious Dialogue and Global Responsibility.” (1995)
Presenter: Professor Paul Knitter of Xavier University, USA.
Respondent: Dr Farid Esack of the University of the Southern Cape, South Africa

“Religions and Conservation: A Hindu Perspective.” (1995)
Presenter: Dr K.L. Seshagiri Rao

“The Relation between Religions in the Light of the Environmental Crisis.” (1994)
Presenter: Prof Seyyed Hossein Nasr, of The George Washington University, USA.