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A Celtic & Buddhist Interpretation of Animal Ethics

Event Type: Community-sponsored Event (public)
Date: 10/27/2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:30 PM
 A Celtic & Buddhist Interpretation of Animal Ethics

BLUE HILL How do we negotiate our differences with members of other species? How do their needs factor into our choices in daily life? When do we take their interest into account, and when do we avoid doing so?

On October 27 at the Blue Hill Public Library, Hugh Curran will discuss ethical challenges and decision-making as humans try to respond to the needs of other species on Earth. He will share stories, legends, and history on the relationship between non-human animals and people, using Celtic and Buddhist interpretations, philosophies and stories.

Born in a Gaelic-speaking part of Donegal, Ireland, Hugh Curran is a former Buddhist monastic and a former director of the Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth. He has been teaching for fifteen years at the University of Maine in the Peace and Reconciliation Studies program. In July, 2017 he was asked to give a talk at a Conference on Animal Ethics at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics in England as well as at a more recent Conference the University of Maine.

Sponsored by Peninsula Peace & Justice, the talk is free and open to the public, with refreshments provided, at Blue Hill Public Library, at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 27. For more info: phone 374-2357.

Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1515
Blue Hill ME 04614
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Location: Howard Room