A selection of photos to give an impression of the Critical Suicidology Conference 2017 at Canterbury Christ Church University with participants from all over the world. The conference took place from 29 June to 1 July.
Mindfulness in action: Buddhist Responses to Capitalism and Consumerism
Prof. Bee Scherer, PhD (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Mr. Jeff Waistell (Oxford Brookes University)
This presentation engages with Buddhist critiques of capitalism and consumerism; and it challenges the capitalist appropriations of Buddhist techniques. Scherer & Waistell show how Buddhist modernism and Marxism/socialism can align, and how Engaged Buddhism spawns egalitarian, socially revolutionary impulses for sustainability and ecological responsibility within the framework of Buddhist thought and mindfulness traditions.
The example of the Thai Asoke community exemplifies Buddhist communal mindfulness-in-action and shows how communal principles can operate in such work-based communities.
Also at laybuddhistforum.wordpress.com
Director of INCISE, Professor Bee Scherer spoke at the Canterbury Christ Church University World Mental Health Day 2016 (10 October). Bee addresses Mental Health from a Social Justice perspective, challenges ‘disability discourse as disabling discourse’ and zooms in on Trans Mental health.
14 October starting at 17:45 the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice will officially launch at Canterbury Christ Church University.
After a welcome by the vice-chancellor of the university there will be a keynote by Professor Naomi Goldenberg (University of Ottawa) – Queer Theory meets Critical Religion. The evening will be closed by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Tickets are available here.