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Resisting Hindutva: Interfaith..
Wed Jan 30, 6:00 PM
Lamakaan
Resisting Hindutva: Reclaiming Hinduism - Interfaith efforts to resist religious extremism

Purpose of this gathering is to explore interfaith efforts to secure democracy and human rights in India, and in particular, the role of faith-based activists.

Format: 5-minute presentations by several faith-based activists/advocates for human rights and secular democracy in India followed by open discussion among all gathered.

Speaker: SUNITA will speak about progressive Hinduism which is devoted to the human rights of all faiths.

Some of the questions to explore during the discussion are: Does the "left" in India collaborate with faith-based efforts for human rights? Do such collaborations and interfaith efforts in India that stand for minority rights include Hindus? Are there Hindus who connect their activism against Hindu nationalism to the teachings of the Gita and Vedas etc. Of course, we know of Swami Agnvesh, Shashi Tharoor, KP Ramanunni -- but these are individuals. Are such views and efforts present in broader interfaith organizing in India? How can Sadhana support such efforts in India, from so far away?

ENTRY IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL!!!

Organizer

Sunita Vishwanath and Lamakaan