Institute of Buddhist Studies student and Jodo Shin priest Landon Yamaoka reflects on engaging with the Black Lives Matter movement. For context on the history of Jodo Shin ethics as it relates to political movements, read Dr. Takashi Miyaji’s article here. This summer the Buddhist Churches of America’s Ministers Association put out a statement in … Continue reading Why Jodo Shin Buddhists Should Support BLM
Institute of Buddhist Studies professor Rev. Takashi Miyaji explains the historical context of ethics in Jodo Shin, and how this relates to current racial justice movements. Read Rev. Landon Yamaoka’s companion article on Black Lives Matter here. Living in a western society and growing up in America, I often believed—or perhaps I was conditioned to … Continue reading What are Jodo Shin Ethics?
Duncan Ryuken Williams is a professor Buddhist Studies and the Director of the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture. He is also the author of American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War, an ordained Soto Zen priest, and a co-chair of Tsuru for Solidarity, an activist … Continue reading Duncan Williams on the Pendulum of American History