Humanities & Fine Arts | Fujitani Lecture Series

Fujitani Interfaith Program January 15, 2011

TWO BISHOPS–ONE BUDDHIST, ONE ROMAN CATHOLIC—
SHARE THEIR FAITH AND TRADITIONS

CHAMINADE’S FUJITANI INTERFAITH PROGRAM SPONSORS JAN. 15 EVENT


The Reverend Fujitani - Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai Interfaith Program at Chaminade University on January 15, from 12 to 4:30 p.m., will offer a unique half-day event where members of the public can learn about Buddhism and Roman Catholicism, from two of Hawaii’s top religious leaders, Most Rev. Clarence (Larry) Silva (Bishop of the Diocese of Honolulu and of the Catholic Church in Hawaii) and Most Rev. Thomas R. Okano (Bishop of Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii).

All activities are free and include tours of Honpa Hongwanji Temple, hosted by Bishop Okano, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, hosted by Bishop Silva, and a dialogue discussion, featuring both Bishops, titled “Contemplation and Practice for Peace and Justice: Buddhist and Catholic Tradition." Details follow:

  • Tour of Honpa Hongwanji Temple, located at 1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., is hosted by Bishop Okano.
    Meet at the entrance to the main temple around 12 noon. Parking is free. Walking time from temple to cathedral is about 15 to 20 minutes.


  • Tour of Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, located at 1184 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, from 1:15 to 1:45 p.m., is hosted by Bishop Silva. Meet at the Cathedral by 1:10 p.m.  Free parking is available at Century Square garage, 1188 Bishop Street, for those participating in the Cathedral tour and Bishops’ dialogue.


  • “Contemplation and Practice for Peace and Justice: Buddhist and Catholic Tradition” dialogue discussion, featuring Bishop Silva and Bishop Okano, located in Kamiano Center at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, from 2 to 4:30 p.m., with refreshments provided.


For more information, email psponsel@chaminade.edu or call 735-4822.

Information about Fujitani Program can be found on http://www.chaminade.edu/hfa/fujitani.php
In 2003, Chaminade University of Honolulu, in concert with the Buddhist communities in Hawai’i, and with the support of the Society for the Promotion of Buddhism, established the Reverend Yoshiaki Fujitani Endowed Lecture Series to promote interfaith dialogue and search for understanding, peace, and justice. Donations from benefactors will fund in perpetuity public lectures, research, and workshops designed to nurture mutual understanding between faiths and communities.

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