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Religious Harmony: Community, Communication, Collaboration

with Swami Sarvapriyananda, the leader of the oldest Hindu organization in the U.S.

Presented by the Institute for Communication and Religion

Please join the Institute for Communication and Religion within the College of Communication and the Arts for "Religious Harmony: Community, Communication, Collaboration," which will feature Swami Sarvapriyananda, who oversees the 125-year-old Vedanta Society of New York. His address, "The Harmony of Religions: A Vedantic Perspective," will mark the first time in Seton Hall history that a Hindu dignitary has spoken on campus.

Thursday, March 28, 2019
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Theatre-in-the-Round, University Center

The event is free and open to the public and will also include a musical presentation.

About Swami Sarvapriyananda

Headshot of Swami SarvapriyanandaSwami Sarvapriyananda is a prolific speaker and published scholar who currently serves as the Minister and Spiritual Leader of the Vedanta Society of New York, an organization affiliated with the Ramakrishna Order of Hinduism. Since taking over the VSNY — which is the oldest society of its kind in the United States — in 2017, Sarvapriyananda has spoken on a range of religious issues such as "Spiritualizing Everyday Life" and "Karma and Freedom" at locations across the country. These talks are so renowned that many of his speaking engagements, including a recent event at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art, have been sold out while videos of his speeches have garnered between 7,000 and 519,000 views online. Additionally, Sarvapriyananda has written several papers on topics related to Hinduism, with his work appearing in the International Journal of Development Issues and Vedanta Kesari.

About the Institute for Communication and Religion

Launched in Fall 2017, the Institute for Communication and Religion within the College of Communication and the Arts provides a nexus for ongoing scholarly exploration of communication topics critically important to religion and society. Guided by the spirit of ecumenical and interreligious cooperation, the Institute seeks to engage in public dialogue and debate, promote academic inquiry and support the religious dimension of creativity — all while upholding the values of servant leadership, curricular innovation and intellectual excellence.

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