Emory University’s Center for the Study of Law & Religion has announced the line-up for their Interfaith Summit on Happiness, to take place in October 2010.

Speakers include the Dalai Lama, Katharine Jefferts Schori (Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church), Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth), and Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr (George Washington University professor of Islamic Studies).

Each will offer a full academic address on the meaning and measure of happiness in the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist traditions respectively.

Wish I could be there!  Since so much of the recent happiness literature has revolved around the connections between science/neuroscience and happiness, I hope that there will be some room in discussions that follow of what happens in the brain during religious experiences across faiths, and how it connects to happiness.