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Goals, Workshop 7: Introduction to Eastern Religions

In "Building Bridges," a Tapestry of Faith program

This workshop will:

  • Deepen understanding of how societies develop different religions to meet the same basic needs, through exploring five religions that emerged within a short period of time in the Eastern hemisphere
  • Introduce fundamental aspects of Zoroastrianism, Jainism, Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism and some of the precepts they share
  • Demonstrate ways Unitarian Universalists can draw wisdom from Eastern faiths by exploring the Buddhist concept of ahimsa, or nonviolence; Confucian aphorisms; fire's symbolism in Zoroastrianism; and an allegorical story about interconnectedness, "Indra's Magnificent Jeweled Net," from Hindu and Buddhist traditions
  • Enhance appreciation for the global diversity of faiths and world views.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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