The European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies was established 1996 in Hamburg at the Academy of Mission, University of Hamburg. At that time its title was “European Network for Christian Studies of Buddhism”. At the conference of 1997, which was held at the Benedictine Archabbey of St. Ottilien near Munich, the name was changed to the “European Network of Buddhist Christian Studies” so that both Buddhists and Christians could be involved on an equal footing. The administrative home of the Network also changed to the Archabbey of St. Ottilien. The Network is an association of scholars in Europe involved in Buddhist-Christian Studies. Its main activity is to hold a bi-annual international conference on a theme important to Buddhist-Christian studies.
Aasulv Lande served as a missionary in Japan from 1965 to 1980, then he taught Japanese studies at the University of Oslo till 1990, mission and dialogue at Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham from 1990 to 1994, and mission studies and ecumenics at Lund University from 1994 to 2005.
NEW: The Sermon Delivered during the Service Commemorating the
Birth Centenary of Rev. Dr. Lynn A de Silva at the METHODIST CHURCH (Colombo 6),
on TRINITY SUNDAY (16 June 2019) by Aloysius Pieris, s.j. here.