DENA Webinars
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The Office for Mission and Ministry Webinar Series 2019

Confucianism and Taoism

March 7, 14, 21 and 28
3:30 -4:30 pm EST

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The 6th century BCE was an amazing time of philosophical growth in ancient China, a  time when the two most influential spiritual leaders native to China, Confucius and Lao-tzu, are thought to have lived and taught. The philosophies that they practiced and taught, Taoism and Confucianism, existed simultaneously, attracting countless numbers of followers over the past 2,500 years. The fascination of both the Eastern and Western worlds with these two legendary figures and the philosophies that they created remains strong.  In this webinar we will explore the lives of these two men, and the way of life each of them proposed which in many ways are quite different. We’ll analyze how Confucianism deals primarily with social matters, while Taoism concerns itself with the inner search for meaning. Both Confucianism and Taoism began as philosophies, each later taking on religious overtones.

Deadline to register March 1, 2019

You are invited to participate in the final webinar on World Religions and Traditions offered by the DENA Office for Mission and Ministry. The webinars will be recorded, but you need to be registered to receive the link to the recordings. In addition to the webinar, you will receive all of the accompanying resources for each week’s presentation.


For past webinars hosted by the Office for Mission and Ministry, check our Resources section >

Living the Charism in Association for Mission Directional Statement

In order to foster and enrich our Lasallian charism, we recognize the need to invite and encourage all members of Lasallian communities to associate for mission. We aim to ensure that each local ministry is supported by, and in turn, supports district, regional and international formation initiatives.

1. The District of Eastern North America will utilize 21st century learning modalities and current technology to develop accessible, innovative, engaging, and relevant formation programs for Lasallians, accessing expertise from throughout the Region and Institute.
2. The District will put special emphasis on providing opportunities to enrich the Lasallian charism by fostering interreligious understanding and dialogue; and, participation by those of all faith traditions in the mission.