Gill to present Sikh perspective on “Oneness of God & religious diversity”


CALIFORNIA: The director of the Center for Equality and Justice and Associate Professor at California Lutheran, Rahuldeep Singh Gill will deliver keynote address on the topic of “The Oneness of God and the Diversity of Religions: A Sikh Perspective” at the University of St. Thomas.

The lecture sponsored by the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning, that is slated for November 144 is free and open to the public.

As reported by the Asian American Press “The Sikh Holy Scripture, Guru Granth Sahib (compiled in 1604), begins with the assertion that “God is One,” said John Merkle, director of the Jay Phillips Center, “and this theme of God’s oneness pervades not only the 1,430 pages of Guru Granth Sahib but also the subsequent Sikh tradition.”

“At the same time, Sikhism promotes the idea of religious diversity as a divine good for the human family,” Merkle said. “In his lecture at St. Thomas, Professor Gill will explore these Sikh teachings and explain why he regards them as true and necessary.”

Gill is PhD degrees holder in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Twice voted Diversity Professor of the Year at California Lutheran University, Gill has served as visiting professor of Sikh Studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

 

 

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