Mark de Solla Price talks “On Being a Church-Going Atheist”
August 15, 2010 at 11:00 am
First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn
Rev. McKinney Chapel (enter on Pierrepont between Clinton and Monroe)
50 Monroe Place, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
Mark de Solla Price is an AIDS Activist and Zen Buddhist living in Greenwich Village. Mark is a writer, public speaker, civil rights activist, HIV/AIDS educator and technology/management consultant. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book “Living Positively in a World with HIV/AIDS” from Avon Books/Hearst Magazines and numerous blogs and magazine articles. Mark is a long time Greenwich Village resident and has been living with HIV/AIDS for almost thirty years. He was a featured subject (together with his husband Vinny Allegrini) in the HBO documentary “Positively Naked” with Spencer Tunick and has been a media spokesman for same-sex marriage equality and a long-time advocate of the hospice movement.
Mark is one of the lay leaders of the Buddhist Explorers Dharma Fellowship at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in NY and is an active member of the Village Zendo, the Buddhist Council of New York City, and First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn.
Mark was one of the leaders of “The Healing Circle” in the 1980’s and1990’s. Mark continues to serve on many charitable boards, and was Board Chair of The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist and a long-time member of the Ethelwyn Doolittle Justice and Outreach Fund that gives annual grants supporting human rights, civil liberties, racial justice, and environmental concerns. In 2009 and 2010, Mark served on the panel awarding the annual Jerry Davidoff Sermon Award from the Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness.
Mark is also an ordained interfaith minister and student of Zen Buddhism with Roshi Enkyo Pat O’Hara, the Abbot and co-founder of the Village Zendo Buddhist Temple in SoHo.
For more information, Mark’s writing and blogs, thousands of photos, videos, and podcasts visit http://MarkdeSollaPrice.com/
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