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DR. ANANTANAND RAMBACHAN

Professor of Religion

St. Olaf College

Minnesota, U.S.A

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Religious Diversity: Challenges & Opportunities in Multi-religious Communities

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Who is Dr, Rambachan?

Anantanand Rambachan is a Hindu Indo-Trinidadian American scholar, teaching and researching as Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA with a specific focus on interreligous dialogue.

What does he specifically do?

Rambachan is a Professor of Religion at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, USA. He has been teaching at St. Olaf since 1985. Rambachan is a Hindu and was the first non-Christian chair of the Religion Department at this Lutheran college. He is a member of the Theological Education Steering Committee of the American Academy of Religion, the Advisory Council of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, an advisor to Harvard University's Pluralism Project and a member with Consultation on Population and Ethics, a non-governmental organization, affiliated with the United Nations.

Rambachan is very involved with interreligious dialogue and more specifically, Hindu-Christian dialogue. He continues to participate in interreligious activities, both nationally and internationally. He is an active member and participant in the dialogue program of the World Council of Churches and participated in the last four General Assemblies.

He has traveled and lectured in Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Australia, Mauritius, South Africa, Kenya, India, Trinidad, Brazil, The Vatican, Japan, Italy, Spain, Canada and the United Kingdom. A series of 25 lectures was broadcast internationally by the BBC. Rambachan also led the first White House celebration of the Hindu Festival of Diwali in 2003. He continues to return to Trinidad on a yearly basis and was awarded the Chaconia Gold Medal,Trinidad and Tobago's second highest national honor for public service.

Name some of his selected work?

  • Rambachan, Anantanand (1991). Accomplishing the accomplished: the Vedas as a source of valid knowledge in Śankara. [Honolulu]: University of Hawaii Press.

  • Rambachan, Anantanand (2006). The Advaita worldview: God, world, and humanity. Albany, N.Y: State University of New York Press.

  • Rambachan, Anantanand (1994). The limits of scripture: Vivekananda's reinterpretation of the Vedas. [Honolulu]: University of Hawaii Press.

Rambachan, Anantanand, A Hindu Theology of LIberation: Not Two Is Not One, Albany: State University of New York Press.

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Pt. Rabindranauth Tiwari (H) 905 683 1436; (c) 416 846 0726

Debra Tiwari (H) 905 683 1436 (c) 416 302 0926

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Can I update my registration information?

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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

YES

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

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