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3. Faith, Ecological Crisis & Coronavirus

Dr. Maria Reis Habito, International Program Director, Museum of World Religions, Taipei, Taiwan

The third webinar in Baraza - URI Europe webinar series was titled “Faith, Ecological Crisis & Coronavirus” and it was held on 9th February. During the webinar, the long-term impact of Coronavirus on religious and belief communities – worship, interactions and choices were discussed.


Speaker was Baraza advisor Dr. Maria Reis Habito who is the International Program Director of the Museum of World Religions in Taipei, organizing symposia and conferences on Interfaith themes from her Dallas office. She is also the US representative of the Elijah Interfaith Institute and has served as an advisor to the Fetzer Institute Council on World Religions and Spiritualities.  Besides this, she is an authorized Zen teacher in the Sanbokyodan lineage. Previously she has served as an Adjunct Faculty member of the department of History and also of the Master of Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University, having taught a course on East Asian History and other subjects related to Asian Religions and Spirituality. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Munich and also studied in Taipei, Taiwan and Kyoto, Japan.  Her published works include academic titles in German and also edited works in English.