Dr. Leo D. Lefebure

The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture presents

a lecture on religion and violence by

Dr. Leo D. Lefebure

Dr. Lefebure will deliver a lecture entitled "The Problem of Sacralized Violence and Interreligious Dialogue."

October 24th
4:00 p.m.
Siena College, St. Mary of the Angels Chapel
 
Dr.Lefebure will explore questions like: "What is the relationship between religion and violence? What sense does it make to proclaim that God has been revealed in a world of many religions and incessant violence? He writes: "Given the long tradition of religious warfare, how can we understand and critique the violence embedded in our traditions and move forward to healthier relations."

Dr. Lefebure is the author of four books, The Buddha and the Christ: Explorations in Buddhist -Christian DialogueLife Transformed: Meditations on the Christian Scriptures in light of Buddhist Perspectives, and Toward a Contemporary Wisdom Christology: A Study of Karl Rahner and Norman Pittenger. His most recent book,  Revelations, the Religions and Violence, (Orbis Books) won the Pax Christi USA 2001 Award.
Dr. Leo Lefebure is the editor-in-chief- of Chicago Studies and is an editor-at-large for The Christian Century. He is associate professor of theology at Fordham University, has served as a member of the research committee of the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions and is an advisory member of the Board of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue