Teacher Workshop: Teaching Hinduism, Ideas, Challenges, Politics

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Teacher Workshop: Teaching Hinduism, Ideas, Challenges, Politics

Day: Monday, April 20, 2020
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: ROH 110, Cherry Hill Campus

Led by Professor Dr. Davesh Soneji
This workshop provides perspectives on teaching one the world’s oldest – but perhaps also most misunderstood – religious traditions, namely Hinduism. The workshop, led by Professor Davesh Soneji, offers a post-colonial take on the complexities of representing Hinduism to young people in the North American public school system. Its goals are to address and re-evaluate the history of European and Abrahamic readings of Hindu traditions; to ask questions about the nature of Hindu “theology,” philosophy and ethics, and ritual practice; to think about plurality and diversity within various Hindu contexts; to discuss issues related to social power, such as caste and gender, in Hindu contexts; and finally, to address the rise of the “Hindu right” and the politicization of Hindu traditions in today’s globalized world. This workshop will consist of short illustrated lectures and video presentations, discussions, and question-and-answer sessions.

The Center at Camden County College focuses on the needs and interests of educators and the community at large. Its goal is to create an informed citizenry through exploration of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and issues critical to a democratic society. Citizens have the opportunity to meet scholars, scientists, government officials and business leaders to explore historical and current issues and discuss societal problems and their solutions.

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    1889 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003, United States
  • Monday, Apr 20th, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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    Day: Monday, April 20, 2020 Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: ROH 110, Cherry Hill Campus Led by Professor Dr. Davesh Soneji This workshop provides perspectives on teaching one the world’s oldest – but perhaps also most misunderstood – religious traditions, namely Hinduism. The workshop, led by Professor Davesh Soneji, offers a post-colonial take on the complexities of representing Hinduism to young people in the North American public school system. Its goals are to address and re-evaluate the history of European and…

    1889 Marlton Pike East, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003, United States public