Monthly Archives: October 2016

Photo Impressions of the INCISE launch

The Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE), although already active since 1 May, celebrated its official launch on the 14th of October with a lecture by Professor Naomi Goldenberg (Ottawa) with the title Queer Theory Meets Critical Religion. Many people from CCCU, University of Kent, London, and the wider Southeast of England came to listen to the talk, the VC’s (Professor Rama Thirunamachandran)  opening address and the Dean of Arts and Humanities’ (Dr Keith McLay) closing remarks. Professor Bee Scherer (Director of INCISE) introduced the keynote speaker.

Photos by Dr Patrick de Vries

Professor Bee Scherer on Buddhism and ‘Disability’

Variable Bodies, No Self: Toward a Socially Engaged Buddhist ‘Theology’ of ‘Disability’
by Professor Bee Scherer (Director of INCISE at Canterbury Christ Church University)

Invited presentation delivered at the 2016 International Conference of the Korean Society for Literature and Religion (6 July 2016, Sahmyook University)

For a longer treatment of the subject (now published) see:

B. Scherer ‘Variable Bodies, Buddhism and (No-)Selfhood: Towards Dehegemonized Embodiment’ in Chris Mounsey and Stan Booth (eds.) ‘The Variable Body in History’ Oxford: Peter Lang 2016 (QP in Focus 1), pp. 247-263.

See also B. Scherer ‘Buddhism and Disability: Toward a Socially Engaged Buddhist ‘Theology’ of Bodily Inclusiveness’ JIABU, Volume IX, 2016, pp. 26-35, accessible online at