I'm attending a big international interfaith gathering at Union Theological Seminar called "Enlightenment and Liberation: Engaged Buddhists and Liberation Theologians in Dialogue." This first full day, which started with Korean drumming and an Ailey-like dancer to agospel solo of "Go down Moses" and "Somewhere over the rainbow," was full of pleasures. Not every panel was as good or as balanced as the best, but the best were so good it didn't matter. The event celebrates the career of Paul Knitter, so the cast of characters is tilted toward the old, but that means there's incredible experience in the room - deep, varied, inspiring, in some cases truly humbling. More anon!