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I’m Quoted in the Great Joshua Eaton’s Latest HuffPo Article

The Buddhist Delegation (with representatives from the White House and Hindu American Seva Charities) at the First Dharmic Religious Leaders Conference at the White House, Washington, D.C., April 20, 2012. (The author is in the back row, second from the left.) Photo by Phil Rosenberg of SGI-USA.

My friend Joshua Eaton has a new article up over at The Huffington Post, entitled “Minority Religions Absent at Obama’s Inaugural Prayer Service”. I’m quoted in it alongside some admirable thinkers and leaders. As with his other work, you don’t want to miss this piece by Joshua. I hope you’ll take a look. You can read the whole article here.

Joshua is, of course, the editor, writer, and translator who founded the visionary Dana Wiki (www.danawiki.org) — an online resource meant to aid Buddhist Americans in community service work. A graduate of the Master of Divinity in Buddhist Studies program at the Harvard Divinity School, he also served as editor-in-chief of Cult/ure: The Graduate Journal of Harvard Divinity School during his time at the institution. Today, among other things, he is a contributing scholar at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue’s State of Formation. Joshua is also an active, must-follow Twitterer @joshua_eaton.

I’ve also interviewed Joshua twice — once for Shambhala Sun Space, and once for my Patheos blog Off the Cushion.

In addition, Joshua and I collaborated last year on an open letter from Buddhist teachers and scholars and others on Islamophobia at buddhistletteronislamophobia.wordpress.com. He authored the letter — though a few of us offered little tweaks and edits — and I put together the website and helped him get the word out and generate signatures.

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