In this workshop, we will examine the concept of social change in the context of world history, most notably the rise of individual freedoms for men in the 18th century, the overthrow of slavery in the 19th century, and the liberation of women in the 20th century. As we move to a truly global culture in the 21st century, we continue to draw from the wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi as we face such challenges as environmental degradation and the pressing need for ongoing social reform.
Please register soon as space may be limited. In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show.
About the Speakers
Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D. is Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology and founding Director of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has published more than a dozen books on topics that include studies of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Yoga, including Jainism and Ecology (2002), Reconciling Yogas (2003), Yoga and the Luminous (2008), and In Praise of Mother Earth (with Dwivedi, 2011).
Veena Howard, Ph.D. is assistant professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Fresno. Her research interests include Hinduism, Gandhi’s philosophy of asceticism, and Comparative Religions. She is the author of Gandhi’s Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Action (2013).