For generations, religious and spiritual traditions have provided the grounding for resistance to myriad oppressions. Mahatma Gandhi, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are just a few of those who have led and continue to lead these struggles. "Spiritualities of Resistance" brings together voices from various perspectives speaking to some current oppressions and spiritually/religiously based resistance movements, particularly those related to ecological justice. As stated by Roger S. Gottlieb, "In this path, spirituality and resistance to the destruction of life are inextricably connected."
The Brown Symposium at Southwestern University
The Brown Symposium is presented by Southwestern University on an annual basis. Open to the public without charge, the symposium is funded through an endowment established by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Texas, for professorships at the University. The symposia are designed to enhance the effectiveness of the work for which the endowed professorships were established. Each symposium presents topics in one of the broad areas of study represented by a chairholder.
"Spiritualities of Resistance"--the 25th symposium in the series, has been developed by Laura Hobgood-Oster, assistant professor of religion and philosophy, and holder of the Elizabeth Root Paden Chair.