Peace and Tolerance in our Time: What Can We Learn from Swami Vivekananda?

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International House Davis

A Colloquium Commemorating the 125th Year of Swami Vivekananda's Speech

Join UC Davis' Fulbright Visiting Scholars from India on May 14 at International House Davis as they commemorate the 125 anniversary of a speech by Swami Vivekananda, a monk philosopher and social reformer from India, at the World’s Parliament of Religions in Chicago on September 11, 1893.

Swami Vivekananda's message of an ‘underlying universal appeal of humanitarianism, peace and tolerance’ in all religions remains relevant to the world of our times marred by mistrust, intolerance and fear.   

The colloquium titled, "Peace and Tolerance in our Time: What Can We Learn from Swami Vivekananda?" will feature Sudipta Sen, UC Davis professor of history, and the Resident Swamis from the Vedanta Society of Sacramento. Discussion and dialogue will follow.

Registration is open.


International House Davis is located at 10 College Park in Davis, CA.

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