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William P. Laughlin Lecture Series on Global Leadership & Ethics
Hans Küng on the Opening of the Exhibit
The World's Religions: Common Ethical Values
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, in cooperation with the Global Ethic Foundation of Tübingen, Germany, invites you to explore the commonalities between Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Hans Küng, President and Co-founder, Global Ethic Foundation, Tübingen, Germany
Hans Küng is a scholar of theology and philosophy and a prolific writer. From 1960 until his retirement in 1996, he was professor of ecumenical theology and director of the Institute for Ecumenical Research at the University of Tübingen. From 1962 to 1965, he served as official theological consultant (peritus) to the Second Vatican Council appointed by Pope John XXIII. Küng was the drafter of The Declaration Toward a Global Ethic of the Parliament of the World's Religions in 1993, and of the proposal of the InterAction Council for a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities. Küng was invited by the U.N. Secretary General as a member of the Group of 20 Eminent Persons, which authored the manifesto, Crossing the Divide: Dialogue among Civilizations.
Hans Küng's talk is part of the William P. Laughlin Lecture Series.