Hindu Beliefs on Campus

with Anju Bhargava, J. Cody Nielsen

About This Course

Registering for this event also gives you access to Sikh Beliefs on Campus, February 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST.

Among the most marginalized groups on our college campuses are a small but growing group of Hindu students who are becoming more and more present and visible every single academic year. Despite being the third largest religious group the world, Hindus are largely contained to the eastern hemisphere, and an American population of less than 1% makes Hindu practices and beliefs all the more invisible. Join Expert in Residence Cody Nielsen with Anju Bhargava, an original member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership, for this discussion around Hindu beliefs and how to support students on campus.

Hindu populations in the United States, while small, are growing and will continue to grow especially on our college campuses.  The needs of Hindu students are diverse and important, and despite the small population of the group, their needs should be taken seriously. In this briefing, Hindu students will be discussed at length and beliefs and belief systems of Hindus understood and explained. 

Participants joining in this discussion should feel welcome to ask any number of questions during the discussion regarding Hindu practices and beliefs.  Participants will come to learn about Hindu prayer practices, how the university calendar and potential events like Holi can educate and accommodate for all students, and how Hindu students can greatly add to the interfaith discussions taking place on campus.

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