Last week I returned from a trip to India, and it was quite an experience. I saw many different locations and was able to learn many different things about myself as well as the India.
First thing that I discovered is that despite the chaos of India, it is still a very lovely country. It really made me appreciate everything that I have in Ireland as well as the fairly temperate climate that we live in. Secondly, it was fascinating seeing how other Westerners handled being in India. Of course some people treated it as if they were on a safari, while others treated like a journey of self discovery.
This last week I presented at the Asian Studies Summer School in Vosu, Estonia. On the 29th of August, 2014 I will be presenting a paper at the MEWSC Conference held at the University of Tartu. My paper, titled The Deconstruction of Christianity in Japan: The Example of the Mukyokai, will highlight the steps taken by those within the nonchurch movement to rid Christianity of hierarchical structures and have an expression of Christianity that is wholly Japanese in nature.