The Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE) in cooperation with the London Fo Guang Shan Temple would like to invite people to a workshop on Vegetarianism and Buddhism on Saturday the 18th of May at 14:00 at Canterbury Christ Church Univesity.
Together with volunteers from the Buddha Light International Association and the venerables from Fo Guang Shan we explore why certain schools of Buddhism opt for a strict vegetarian lifestyle and we will find out how to cook according to this diet.
Registration is open through the Canterbury Christ Church University box office at
Places are limited, so book soon for this free event.
After the workshop/forum on Humanistic Buddhism in January 2018, INCISE’s own Dr Patrick de Vries was commissioned by the Venerable Abbess Miaoshang of Fo Guang Shan UK to create a short documentary about Fo Guang Shan, with focus on the history of the London Temple at 84 Margaret Street. Here is the result:
The video has been screened at open days at the temple and at other special events, such as the celebration of 100 years voting rights for women in cooperation with the UK Parliament. Furthermore, the video will be used to apply for funding for the next part of the renovation of the building at 84 Margaret Street.
*SOGI: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
On 8 November 2018, INCISE Visiting Professor Dr. Ulrike E. Auga reported on the state of Gender Studies and academic freedom in Hungry and Europe at a hearing in the European Parliament.
The politically motivated non-re-registration of Gender Studies in Hungary in October 2018 prompted numerous protests. Responding to a letter from the International Association for Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies (RINGS), an association of more than 60 internationally renowned gender research institutions, the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Brussels invited RINGS members for an exchange of views. At the public meeting of the committee on November 8, 2018, Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga (INCISE) and Dr. Annette von Alemann (Paderborn) presented their statements, which beyond Hungary reported further attacks of the political right wing on scientific research, Gender Studies as an academic discipline and LGBTIQ* life in Europe including Germany. The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality expressed its deep concern about the paradigm shift in the nature of the attacks. After the meeting, the experts received numerous requests from parliamentarians.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga and Dr. Annette von Alemann participated in the hearing as the two experts at the invitation of Vilija Blinkevičiūtė MEP, the chairperson of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
The meeting of the committee with the statements and discussion has been recorded and is available as a free stream under the following link:
A translation into different languages is available. The statements reflect the individual views of the authors.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga is professor for Gender, Cultural and Religious Studies. She is a permanent fellow at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI), Princeton and works as visiting professor at the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE), Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). In 2018 she also taught at the Gender Equality Studies and Training Program of the United Nations University (UNU-GEST) in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Dr. Annette von Alemann is a sociologist, gender expert and currently visiting professor at Paderborn University.
Committee Meeting | Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
Hearing Exchange of Views about Gender Studies in Hungary
RINGS – The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies
Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga, INCISE and ZtG, Humboldt University of Berlin
Dr. Annette von Alemann, Paderborn University
|Experts’ Hearing (full-length)||10:42:35 – 11:41:36|
|Experts’ Hearing (Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga)||10:55:32 – 11:15:39|
|Experts’ Hearing (Dr. Annette von Alemann, Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga)||10:45:12 – 11:15:39|
Via the icon “Tonspur/ Soundtrack” a simultaneous translation of the committee meeting into different languages can be activated.