Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will join the Dalai Lama, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and other world religious leaders in an "Interfaith Summit on Happiness: Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today's Society," at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in Atlanta this coming Sunday and Monday.
The event will be webcast live beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October17, and 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 18.
The Emory University website says:
What do Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam teach us about the concept of happiness? What do these ancient traditions hold in common about this often elusive state of being, and what are their greatest points of difference? How do they define happiness? Is happiness the purpose of life, or is it a reward only available after life?
Listen to His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama discuss happiness with The Most Reverend Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth; and George Washington University Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a world-renowned scholar on Islam. Krista Tippett, host and producer of the award-winning public radio program "Being" (formerly titled "Speaking of Faith"), will moderate.
During the summit's second day, October 18, Jefferts Schori will present and discuss "The Pursuit of Happiness in the Christian Tradition: Goal and Journey." Other presenters include Sacks; Nasr; and Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk, photographer and author.