Symposium on Love in World Religions

On August 10th, from 1-3pm ET, the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University will be pleased to host a webinar on the theme of love in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Our distinguished panelists will explore how their respective traditions construe the nature and significance of love for others and for God or the transcendent.  




Symposium Panelists include:

  • Karma Lekshe Tsomo, PhD, Professor of Religious Studies, University of San Diego;
  • Rita D. Sherma, PhD, Director & Associate Professor, The Mira & Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies & The Graduate Theological Union​;
  • Tayyab Rashid, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, University of Toronto Scarborough & Director of Practice, International Positive Psychology Association;
  • Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, Ph.D., George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Endowed Chair of Religion at Rollins College & Director of the Jewish Studies Program.

Q&A to follow.

This Symposium is part of a long-term research project on interpersonal love at the Human Flourishing Program that is grounded in the writings of the Christian theologian Aquinas on the contributory and unitive aspects of love.  This workshop explores non-Christian perspectives on love, in part, to identify points of resonance and tension with the conceptual and empirical work of this long-term project.  We thank the John Templeton Foundation for generous support and Dr. Yudit Greenberg for help organizing the event.

Register under this link: REGISTRATION

Read more about the Human Flourishing Program under this link: PROGRAM