ANN ARBOR, MI, March 18, 2011 – South Asian college students from three student run organizations will gather for “Astha: A Forum on Faith.” It is an event about Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam. The lecture will be Wednesday, March 23, 2011.
The event is being co-hosted by three University of Michigan student led organizations: SALT Movement (South Asians Living Transformed), the Muslim Engineering Students’ Association, and Hindu Students Council.
The purpose of the event is to foster a place for South Asian students of different faiths to interact with each other. The hope is to bring together people of all faiths and worldviews to engage in enlightening discussion, listen to an insightful talk, and socialize while eating together at the close of the event.
Free Indian food will be provided after the lecture.
The keynote speaker at Astha is Dr. Kent Richter. Dr. Richter is Associate Professor of Philosophy/Religious Studies at the College of DuPage. He specializes in Comparative Religions and World Religion, Philosophy of Religion, History of Western Philosophy, and Christian Theology. He has earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University, and he has numerous publications as well as authorship of multiple books.
“Astha: A Forum on Faith” will be held on the campus of the University of Michigan at the Psychology Atrium, East Hall, 530 Church St, Ann Arbor, on Wednesday, March 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
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