Papers Read by Dr. M. Darrol Bryant
“Interreligious Dialogue in the Global Village: Opening the Way of Dialogue in the Abrahamic Traditions,” the Keynote Address for the Forum on Interreligious Dialogue & the Alliance of Civilizations at the Biblioteca Nacional del Peru in Lima, Peru, September 18-21.
“Community & Diversity: Celebrating 10 Years of IGR,” at Victoria Park Pavilion, Kitchener, Ontario in relation to the 10th Anniversary of Interfaith Grand River, November 12, 2011.
“The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Way & Wisdom of Dialogue and Civilization” at the Nishan Forum on World Civilizations in Qufu, Shandong Province, China, May 21-23, 2012.
“Krishna and Radha in Vrindaban,” at the Parashakthi Temple, Pontiac, Michigan, USA in relation to the installation of a deity., July 2011.
“The Abrahamic Traditions in China: Judaism, Islam & Taoist Christianity” at Along the Silk Road: History, Culture, and Literature in China, Renison University College, May, 2010.
“A New Voice in the Global Conversation: The Contribution of HH the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism,” for an International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism at Tibet House, New Delhi, December 2009.
“The Way of Dialogue and the Gulen Movement,” at Dreaming For A Better World, Carleton University. October 24, 2009.
“ArtTalk: Art, Society, Peace” at the Travelling Wave Exhibition, Gibson Art Gallery, Alliston, Ontario, September 20, 2009.
“A Journey to Many Faiths and One Divine Purpose,” the Paulos Mar Gregorios Memorial Lecture, the Old Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala, India, November 12, 2008.
“Images and Practices of Compassion in Mahayana Buddhism: Avalokiteshwara, Chenrisig, Kuan-Yin, & Kannon” at the International Conference on Mahayana Buddhism: History and Culture, Tibet House, New Delhi, India, November 2-5, 2005.
“Singing the Divine Name: The Guru Granth Sahib in Comparative Perspective,” for an International Conference on the Guru Granth Sahib: Content and Context, Bhatya Bhavan, New Delhi, India, October 29-31, 2005.
“Holi at Vrindaban/Qawwali at Nizamuddin: A Comparative Analysis of Ritual and Music” at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, London, Ontario, May 31, 2005.
“The Lotus Sutra & Rissho Kosei-kai: A Christian Reading” at the International Conference on Religious Practices: Buddhism & Christianity in Tokyo, Japan, June 28-July 3, 2004
“The Mind of Jonathan Edwards: Beyond America,” Tercentenary Edwards’ Celebration, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, October 3-5, 2003.
"The Heavenly & Earthly Jerusalem: Peace on Earth as in Heaven? Perspectives from the Christian Traditions," at the International Conference: Religion, Territoriality, and Peace, Jerusalem, Israel, July 23-25, 2002.
"Encountering Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy," at the International Conference: Planetary Articulation: The Life, Thought, and Influence of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy," Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois, USA, June 1-4, 2002.
“Islam, Science & Modernity: Can We Move Towards Dialogue?” at the International Conference on Science, Technology, Modernity & Religion at the University of Ottawa, May 24, 2003, Ottawa, Ontario.
"Shanti, Shalom, Salaam: Reflections on the Quest for a Culture of Peace," at the International Conference entitled "Towards a Culture of Peace" Sponsored by the World Buddhist Culture Trust, Bangalore, India, March 8-9, 2002.
"God and Human Suffering, Notes from the World's Religions" Keynote Address, Conference on Reconciling the Existence of God and Human Suffering (Organized by Ahmadiyya Muslims of Canada) in Waterloo, Waterloo, October 13, 2001.
"The Tragedy of Bamiyan: The Necessity and Limits of the Dialogue of Religions and Cultures," International Seminar at the Indian International Centre, New Delhi, India, September 17-18, 2001.
"Sikhs in the Diaspora: Relating to New Cultural and Religious Contexts," at an International Conference on Sikhs in the Diaspora: New Century, New Challenges, Renison College, Waterloo, May 25-27, 2001.
"The Kumbha Mela: Sacred Place, A Festival of Renewal, And a Place of Pilgrimage" International Seminar of the Society for Pilgrimage Studies, Allahabad (Kumbha Mela Camp), January 20-22, 2001.
"Globalisation, Gods & Goddesses..." International Seminar on the New Socio-Economic Order and World Peace: A Gandhian Critique at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, November 23-26, 2000.
"The Abrahamic Faiths & the Quest for Dialogue: Does Common Ancestry Make for Good Relations?" International Symposium of the Intercultural Dialogue Platform in Sanliurfa/Istanbul, Turkey, April 13-16, 2000.
"Pursuing the Bird of Heaven: Recovering a Neglected Tradition of Wisdom in the Christian Traditions," Conference on Wisdom at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, UK, March 27-29, 2000.
“Can There Be Dialogue Between Religions?” Institute for Gandhian Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, December 1998.
“Muslim-Christian Dialogue?” Dokuz Eylul Universitesi, Izmir, Turkey, and Seminar on “Truth & Dialogue” in the Institute for Religious Sciences, Izmir, Turkey, October 5, 1998.
“Christology: An Iconic Approach,” Canadian Theological Society (CTS) in Ottawa, May 27, 1998 with M. Bird and Panel Contribution on “Bible Colleges” for CSSR, Ottawa, May 29, 1998.
“The Image of Jesus in World Culture,” The Learned Societies/CSSR in St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 2, 1997 with M. Bird.
"Making Humanity in the Crucible of Transcendence: Notes on the Similarities and Differences of Religions," International Conference on "Do All Religions Teach the Same Thing? True? Untrue?" at Hamdard University, New Delhi, India, December 12-15, 1996.
"Values and Attitudes in Science & Technology: A Cross-Cultural Perspective," at VAST, International Islamic University Malaysia, Sept. 3-6, 1996.
"Engaging One Another: Reflections of a Christian at Eiheiji (Japan) and Kumsan-sa (Korea)" and "Notes Towards the Interfaith Future," International Buddhist-Christian Studies Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, July 27-August 2, 1996.
"Can there be Muslim-Christian Dialogue Concerning Jesus/ Isa?" The Problems & Possibilities of Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Co-sponsored IRFWP/U of Karachi/Renison College, International Conference, Renison College, June 4-8, 1995.
"Notes on Muslims in Canada & the USA," Conference on Muslim Christian Collaboration, Anugraha Conference Centre, Egham, UK, May 29-June 1, 1995.
"African Wisdom & the Fate of the Earth," Department of Religious Studies, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, April, 1994.
"The Meaning of Religious Consciousness," Department of Philosophy, Goa University, Panjim, Goa, March, 1994.
"The Many Faiths and the One Developing Purpose, An Orientation," "Dialogical Humanity: Constituted by Transcendence," "The Making of Humanity in the Multiform Religious Traditions," "A Grammar of Spirit, The View of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy," "A Divine-Human Destiny," The Miller Lectures at the University of Madras, January, 1994.
"Some Questions Concerning Theravada Buddhism in Sri Lanka," University of Sri Jayewardenepure, Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, January, 1994.
"The Dialogue of Faiths," Vidyalanka College, Buddhist and Pali University, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, December, 1993.
"The Sikh Tradition & the Dialogues of Faiths, Or, Why Sikhs are Open to Dialogue," The Third Gopal Singh Memorial Lecture, India International Centre, New Delhi, November, 1993.
"Ecological Responsibility and Interfaith Dialogue, Or Continuing the Conversation with Buddhism," Tibet House, New Delhi, November, 1993.
"On the Promises and Problems of Interreligious Dialogue," Iran Cultural Centre, Iranian Embassy, New Delhi, October, 1993.
"Overcoming History, On the Possibilities of Muslim-Christian Dialogue," Centre for Advanced Studies in History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India, September 1993.
"Notes on the Chord of Harmony," Celebration of Unity and Life, Kanyukumari, Tamil Nadu, India, August, 1993.
"From 1893 to 1993, Interfaith Dialogue in Canada: Towards a Canadian Directory," Learned Society Meetings, Ottawa, June 1993.
"Christian Faith and Other Faiths" Bede Series, Renison College, March, 1993.
"Time in/and the Thousand Islands: Reflections on Time," Committee V on Science and Spirituality, International Conference on the Unity of Sciences, Seoul, Korea, August, 1991.
"Marriage in the Christian Traditions: Mystery, Mutuality, Meaning" at an International Conference on Marriage and Family in the World's Religions, Seoul, Korea, August, 1991.
"Interreligious Dialogue: A Neglected Strategy for Cross-Cultural Understanding," presented at a Conference on Multiculturalism in Ottawa, November, 1990, sponsored by the CCMIE.
"Interfaith Encounter and Dialogue in a Trinitarian Perspective," at an international Conference on Christians and the Wider Ecumenism in Istanbul/Bursa, Turkey: May, 1988.
"Religion and Development: Does it have a role?" Institute for Development Studies and Activities. Pune, India: March, 1987.
"Interreligious Dialogue and Understanding: On the Challenges of Maintaining a Religious Identity in an Age of Transition," Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi, India: December, 1986.
"From "De" to "Re" or Does the "Future" of "Ontotheology" Require the Recovery of the Experience/Sense of Transcendence," Fifth International Conference on God: The Contemporary Discussion. Coronado, California: Winter, 1987.
"Religion in a New Key: Three Lectures," The Indian Institute of Islamic Studies, New Delhi, India, and The Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Institute for Advanced Study in Philosophy, University of Madras, Madras, India, 1986-87.
"Faith, Hope, and Love as the Spiritual Ligaments of the Third Millennium. A Meditation on Plenetary Service," presented at the 2nd International Conference on Rosenstock-Huessy, The Free University, West Berlin, Summer, 1985.
"Nurture and Mission," presented at a New Era Conference on Religion and the Family, Martinique, 1984.
"The Purpose of Christ: Towards the Recovery of a Trinitarian Perspective," presented at an International Conference on the Purposes of Christ, Jamaica, Winter, 1982.
"The Grammar of the Spirit: Time, Speech and Society. Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy as a Christian Social Thinker," presented at the 1st International Conference on Rosenstock-Huessy, Waterloo, Spring, 1982.
"The Cross of Reality: The Social Grammar of Rosenstock-Huessy," presented at a Conference on God: The Contemporary Discussion, Winter, 1982.
"Religious Liberty and Deprogramming: Three Canadian Cases," presented at the Learned Societies Meetings in Ottawa, Spring, 1982.
"Confessions Along the Way: Knowing God in Creation, Word and Time," presented at a conference on "Revelation: The Contemporary Discussion," Puerto Rico, 1981.