2015 Surjit Singh Lecture

Friday, April 10th 2015, 2:00pm

The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture is entitled "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews." Our featured speaker is Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota.

2:00 Reception

2:30 Indian Classical Dance Performance by Rina Mehta

3:00 lecture followed by Q & A

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) and Reverend Charles Freer Andrews (1871-1940) shared an extraordinary relationship. From 1914, until his death in 1940, Andrews worked closely with Gandhi in the Indian independence movement and in the service of India. Their relationship blossomed quickly and remains an illuminating example of friendship across traditions. This lecture examines the shared commitments that brought this remarkable Hindu and Christian together, as well as the challenges and risks of their friendship.


Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley

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