Through the R. T Orr Lecture, supported out of the legacy left to Huron by Mr. Orr, it has been possible for the College to bring to London scholars of international reputation and outstanding theological educators. Some past lecturers have been Premier Clyde K. Wells, Walter Wink, Michael Coogan, Adela Yarbro Collins, E. P. Sanders, John Dominic Crossan,Walter Brueggemann, and N.T. Wright.
The Chander Mohan Jain Memorial Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Kingsmill Room
"I Ask Pardon of All Creatures": Making Violence Visible through the Jain Ritual of Pratikramaṇa
by Dr. Brianne Donaldson, Bhagwaan Mahavir/Chao Family Postdoctoral Fellow in Jain Studies at Rice University.
Dr. Donaldson is a public ethicist exploring the intersection of Indian and western metaphysics, critical animal studies, and religion and science. The goal of this work is to rethink relations between plants, animals, and people, and undermine systematic violence toward excluded populations. She is the author of Creaturely Cosmologies: Why Metaphysics Matters for Animal and Planetary Liberation (2015), and the edited collections Beyond the Bifurcation of Nature: A Common World for Animals and the Environment (2014), and The Future of Meat Without Animals (2016). She has served as assistant professor at Monmouth College (IL) and faculty at Claremont School of Theology (CA).
This free public lecture will take place in the Kingsmill Room, Huron University College, 1349 Western Road. Free parking is available in the south/student lot only. The parking gate will be up to permit entry.
For more information, please contact Kathryn Schade at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.438.7224, ext. 609.
The Chander Mohan Jain Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1993 by the friends and family of Chander Mohan Jain. Dr. Jain was a strong supporter of intercultural communication and this annual lecture series is an opportunity to continue his legacy of bringing topics of interest pertaining to the Jain culture to the community.