The Goodspeed Conference

Thursday, February 14 - 7:00 PM

Denison University welcomes The Goodspeed Conference: “Confronting Mara and Mammon.” This multi-day conference will bring seventeen renowned engaged Buddhist scholars, activists, and Christian liberation theologians. Through the lens of religion and critical social theories, the speakers will discuss the five areas in human society that have created the collective injustice or human suffering, such as global poverty, environmental destruction, religious fundamentalism, war, and gender/race/sexuality-based discrimination. Their talks will engage how religion/spirituality can organize or motivate people to resist structural injustice.

“Buddhist-Christian Dialogue for Spirituality and Resistance” with Presider: Associate Professor of Religion and Ethics and Chair of the Religion Department at Denison University K. Christine Pae and Panelists: Professor Emerita of Religion at Wesleyan University and now Visiting Professor of Religion at Agnes Scott College Jan Willis, Distinguished Professor of Theology, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Professor of Wesleyan Studies at Vanderbilt University, and Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice Joerg Rieger, Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies at Naropa University and Acharya in the Shambhala lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Judith Simmer-Brown, professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, a prolific writer, and a Zen teacher in the Sanbo Zen tradition of Japanese Zen Buddhism David Loy and Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at Merrimack College María Teresa (MT) Dávila


Slayter Hall, Auditorium
Granville, OH 43023
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Denison University

Date / Time

Thursday, February 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Jodi Weibel at
(740) 587-6241