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Advaita and the Sustainable Development Goals

March 19 All day

Speaker
Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, Saint Olaf College

Participants
Doctoral Students from E4Life and CWEGE/Ammachi Labs at Amrita University

Objective
To demonstrate the commonalities of the Advaita Philosophy with the United Nations Development Goals, and give suggestions of how there can be mutual support.

Speaker bio
Anantanand Rambachan Professor of Religion, Philosophy and Asian Studies at Saint Olaf College, Minnesota, USA, where he has been teaching since 1985.

He received his Ph.D and M.A. (Distinction) degrees from the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds, in the United Kingdom.  He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine,Trinidad.

Prof. Rambachan is the author of several books, book-chapters and articles in scholarly journals. Among his books are, Accomplishing the Accomplished, The Limits of ScriptureThe Advaita WorldviewGod, World and Humanity, The Hindu Vision, GitamrtamThe Essential Teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita and A Hindu Theology of Liberation.   His writings include a series of commentaries on the Ramayana. The British Broadcasting Corporation transmitted a series of 25 lectures by Prof. Rambachan around the world.

Prof. Rambachan has been involved in the field of interreligious relations and dialogue for over twenty-five years, as a Hindu participant and analyst.  He   has contributed to numerous consultations and discussions convened by national and international organizations concerned with interreligious issues. He is very active in the dialogue programs of the World Council of Churches, and was a Hindu guest and participant in the last four General Assemblies of the World Council of Churches in Vancouver, Canada, Canberra, Australia, Harare, Zimbabwe and Puerto Alegre, Brazil He is also a regular participant in the consultations of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican and an educator on interfaith issues in Minnesota.

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Attendance /No.of participants: 44 
Male- 23   Female -21

List of the participants:

1. Anthony Chafa

2. Mojtaba Enayati

3. Hari Chandana

4. Douglas Marowa

5. Habanyati Estone

6. Niloofar Abed

7. Krishna Sreesuthan

8. Muganyizi Jonas

9. Matov Baker

10. Aswathi Suresh Babu

11. Pardon Dandadzi

12. Meenu Prakash

13. Sreevidhya C

14. Devika Shaji

15. Amabile Manianga

16. Deva Temple

17. Fernanda Imada

18. Balogun Babatunde

19. Krishneil Maharaj

20. Juliet Angom

21. Mukil MV

22. Amritesh AR

23. Martin Kanyagui

24. Selina Shah

25. Rondine Anushree

26. Kripa Gressel

27. Debashish Brahma

28. Krishna Nandan

29. Jyoti Sharma

30. Anushri Tiwari

31. Bernard Otu

32. Aroun

33. Amrita Sadanand

34. Isaac Lukambagire

35. Reshma AS

36. Ogbanna Amarachi

37. Vineeth

38. Nihal

39. Akshay Krishna

40. Cristina Mayumi

41. Mosoud

42. Balmukund

43. Balu

44. Tzur Sayag

Source of Funding: E4Life PhD Scholarship fund, Ammachi Labs, CWEGE