Friend of our community and professor of religious studies, Jay Sakashita, will be with us again to engage, enlighten, and inspire us in our search for truth and meaning in our own faiths.
Speaker: Dr. Jay Sakashita
An alumnus of the University of Hawai‘i, Jay received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Stirling in Scotland, where his research focused on contemporary Japanese religions. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals, and books. Jay is Professor of Religion at Leeward Community College and a lecturer at UH Manoa, where he teaches various religion courses, including those related to Christianity and Japanese religions. Jay also writes a column on religion in the MidWeek newspaper called, “Misfit Spirit.”
All that we call reality is virtual reality, it is constructed, formed from our experience, our beliefs, mour myths. Jay has written, “In the study of religion, myths are not lies, but they are not caches of historical facts either. Myths lie somewhere in between. … read more.