About the BRC E-Newsletter
The Boston Research Center is pleased to introduce our new, monthy e-newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with our activities in support of peace, learning, and dialogue.
|BRC Public Dialogue: "Understanding Death, Appreciating Life"
During the coming year, the BRC will hold a series of events exploring how our conceptions of death affect the way we live, individually and collectively. The first event, called "Understanding Death, Appreciating Life," is a public event to be held at the BRC on
Wednesday, February 27
, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Mary Catherine Bateson
will provide opening comments, and Harvard professors
will offer reflections in a dialogue format. If you are in the Boston area, we hope you will attend. If not, you will be able to access stories on this and related events throughout the year at our website.
Learn more about the February 27 event
Read an interview with Mary Catherine Bateson in the BRC's Spring/Summer 2006 newsletter
|Daisaku Ikeda's Peace Proposal for 2008
Each year, Buddhist philosopher, peacebuilder, and educator
sends a peace proposal to the United Nations. A summary of the new proposal, called
"Humanizing Religion, Creating Peace,"
has been posted at daisakuikeda.org. It provides not only a vision and plan for humanistic peacebuilding, but also serves as an outstanding introduction to the ideas and values that form the foundation of the work of the BRC. In fact, Ikeda founded the BRC after delivering a lecture at Harvard University, in 1993, that laid out many of the themes that are explored from fresh angles in the 2008 proposal.
Read a summary of Ikeda's 2008 peace proposal to the United Nations
|Interview With Subverting Hatred Contributor Amir Hussain
A great interview with
has been posted at the website Busted Halo. Hussain talks about his book
Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God
and the burden and opportunity of sometimes being the first Muslim that people meet. Hussain is an associate professor at Loyola Marymount University and contributed the chapter "Life as a Muslim Scholar of Islam in Post-9/11 America" to the 10th anniversary edition of the BRC-developed book
Subverting Hatred: The Challenge of Nonviolence in Religious Traditions
Read the Busted Halo interview
Read an excerpt from Amir Hussain's chapter in
Learn more about Subverting Hatred
|From the Archives: Forsberg-Boulding dialogue on peacebuilding and the end of war
Last October, the world lost a stalwart advocate for peace, and the BRC lost a good friend, when
passed away. To honor her intelligence and spirit, we invite you to read an online dialogue between Randy (right) and
(left), conducted in the aftermath of 9/11, in August 2002. This dialogue also serves as a follow-up to their book,
, published by the BRC in 1998. Among her many accomplishments, Randy was the founder of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies and was an inspirational leader in the nuclear freeze movement of the 1980s.
Read the Boulding-Forsberg dialogue
Explore Randall Forsberg's legacy at the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies