M. Chandra Sekar, Ph.D. a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and international ambassador for pharmacy education, will give a free, public lecture regarding Hinduism on Tuesday, Oct. 10 for the University of Findlay’s fall Religious Studies Lecture Series.
Sekar’s presentation will be held at 8 p.m. in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium.
The Religious Studies Lecture Series provides opportunities for leader and practitioners of different faiths to expound upon their personal connections with their religion, and to illustrate their respective religion’s interaction with American culture.
Speakers will be addressing existential issues, transcendence, personal identity, meaning and vocation, spiritual development among the faithful, and how they think discrimination and prejudices against their religion can be mitigated.
Some of the questions that speakers have been asked to answer include:
- What constitutes my existence?
- What is the true reality?
- How is vocation related to my spirituality?
- How should I serve my neighbors and community?
- What are some notable and interesting differences between your devotional practice and other religions?
Others who will be included in this fall’s lecture series are Judith Wahrman, Ph.D., UF professor of education and director of the College of Education’s Outreach and Partnership program; and Won Chul Song, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, who will discuss the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Wahrman will talk about her personal experience of Judaism, particularly her encounters and interactions with people of different Jewish communities. She will share how the Jewish faith has been fundamental in forming her personal identity and worldview. Her lecture will take place Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. in Ritz Auditorium.
Song is a second generation Korean Mormon. He will discuss the central teachings of the Mormon Church and how his faith responds to some of the larger questions about personal identity, culture and service. His talk is scheduled for Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Ritz Auditorium.
For more information about UF’s Religious Studies Lecture Series, contact Song-Chong Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-434-4570.