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Dalit Freedom Network President, Christian-Muslim Relations Expert Featured Speakers at Saturday Taylor Honors Conference

By Erin Guarneri Published: Mar 28, 2012

Taylor University

Dr. Joseph D’Souza, International President of the Dalit Freedom Network, and Dr. Miroslav Volf, the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, are the featured keynote speakers for this Saturday’s Taylor University Honors Conference titled “Restoration of the Other – Bridging the Gap Between Us and Them.”

The event begins 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., this Saturday. Conference registration is open to anyone interested in attending.

D’Souza is also President of the All India Christian Council, and is affiliated with Good Shepherd/OM India Ministries International. His particular concern is the impact of caste discrimination on trafficking of children and women. D’Souza will speak on “The End of Oppression: Restoring God-Given Dignity to India’s Dalits and India’s Poor,” at 10:00 a.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium on the Taylor campus.

Volf, who is also the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School, has written or edited 15 books and over 70 scholarly articles. He is actively involved in many top-level initiatives concerning Christian-Muslim relations. Volf will close the conference with his remarks titled, “Honor Everyone: Respecting Those from Whom We Strongly Differ,” at 3:30p.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium.

For registration, schedules and speaker biographies, visit the Honors Conference website. For more information, email Maria Lehr, Taylor University Honors Guild Graduate Assistant: maria_tsuleff@taylor.edu.

The Honors Conference is sponsored by the Taylor University Honors Guild