December 2017: Given What Is Happening to the Rohingya

December 2017 Midday Interfaith Dialogue

Given What Is Happening to the Rohingya:
What Is the Role of the Religions Where There Is Ethnic Cleansing and Ethnic Genocide?

Thursday, December 14, 2017
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luther Seminary, Olson Campus Center, Room 10
1490 Fulham St, St Paul, MN 55108 (View Map)
Parking on street or behind Center (Campus map and parking information here)

How and why has the Rohingya crisis arisen in Myanmar? What are the conditions for the Rohingya in the refugee camps in Myanmar? How do the religions contribute to hostility toward those whom they consider “other”? What can be done to overcome religious “othering, marginalization of the “other”, and violence against “them”?

Prof. Tun Myint of Carleton College will give historical context of the current crisis in Myanmar and Sufi Muslim volunteers will report from the refugee camps as we address these questions, along with a video talk, “The Windows” by Fr. Raimon Pannikar on why we need one another despite our difference to see the world whole and the danger of demanding that everyone see the world through one’s own window. Small group dialogue as well.

Free, open to all. (Free will offering) Doors open at 11:15 a.m.; lunch is available in the cafeteria; bag lunches welcome.