The 7th Annual Rev. Robert W. Bullock Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Paul F. Knitter at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.
The title of his lecture is "Can a Christian Also Be a Buddhist?"
All are welcome. Come as you are.
Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture at the Union Theological Seminary in New York. Most of his research and publications have dealt with religious pluralism and interreligious dialogue. His most recent book, Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian, came out in October 2009. From 1986 to 2004, Knitter was on the board of directors for CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador). He is also on the board of trustees for the International, Interreligious Peace Council, formed after the 1993 World Parliament of Religions, to promote interreligious peace-making projects.
In 2005, the Parish Pastoral Council of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church established the Rev. Robert W. Bullock Lecture in memory of its former pastor. This annual lecture is delivered in the spring of each year by a distinguished scholar or religious leader. This event honors the memory of Father Bullock and provides an ongoing forum in which the people of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and of the Sharon community can be in dialogue with speakers who share Father Bullock's ideals and aspirations.