Dalai Lama and UW expert share message of hope, determination, and “education of the mind”
Humanity has an opportunity to transform negative emotions like fear and anxiety into determination and compassion for others, the Dalai Lama said in a recent video conversation that included Richard Davidson, UW–Madison professor and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds.
Vigil challenges hatred, pays tribute to Pittsburgh victims
Campus and community members gathered Monday night for a vigil paying tribute to those killed and injured in the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.
On 500th anniversary, class examines how Martin Luther went viral
Luther’s "95 Theses" prompted the Protestant Reformation. His message spread far and wide, gaining momentum with each share. His novel platform: the printed page.
New center seeks to foster religious dialogue on campus
A new program on campus called the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is bringing together students from different faiths to promote inter-religious dialogue at the university.
New faculty focus: Anthony Cerulli
Anthony Cerulli's fascination with world religions began in high school and led him to texts as diverse as the Bhagavad Gita and the writings of Jack Kerouac. He came to UW–Madison because of its international renown in South Asian Studies.
Monks’ art offers a break from hectic campus pace
To broaden cultural awareness on campus, the Wisconsin Union Directorate invited monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery to their annual World Music Festival to share their art.
Media Advisory: Dalai Lama credentials
Members of the media can apply for credentials to cover the event “The World We Make” featuring His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Overture Center for the Arts March 9, 2016.
14th Dalai Lama to visit Madison for live-streamed event on global well-being
Gathering perspectives to promote global well-being, the Center for Healthy Minds at UW–Madison will host the event March 9.
Religious denominations friendly to same-sex marriage may protect gay youth from depression
Religious affiliation is generally a source of support, fostering resilience during difficult times. But religion doesn’t exactly have a reputation as a refuge for young gay people. That reputation may change for the better with new findings from researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, and Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea.
Tip: The 12 days of experts
For many, the holiday season brings joy, fun and cookies. Lots of cookies.
Religious studies course to focus on environmental crises
A new "gateway" course in religious studies (RELS101, Religions in Global Perspective) will move beyond the traditional survey approach and give instructors leeway to choose a more timely and effective focus. The first edition, on religion and the environment, will be taught by Anna M. Gade, associate professor of religious studies and languages and cultures of Asia. Inside UW–Madison discussed the new course with Professor Gade.
Campus event to explore ‘Islamophobia in America’
In hopes of fostering peaceful dialogue and a greater understanding of American Muslims, three UW–Madison organizations will host a series of lectures, performances and discussion called “Understanding Islamophobia in America.”