Buddhism & Christianity: Toward the Human Future conference was held August 10-14, 1987. More than 700 attended the conference, held to promote religious pluralism, producing a short video, a list of papers for purchase, and a book.

Nicholas Grove commented in Mystics Quarterly, March 1988, on the exceptional speakers and that there “was a particular genius of this gathering. It was by no means uncommon to share breakfast with a Japanese Zen master, and end the evening with a celebration of ice cream and coffee with a lady who was both a New York school teacher and a Christian Zen practitioner.”