Spiritual Warriors: (Non)Violence in the Sikh & Jain Traditions
February 23 - February 24, 2017
Ahmanson Auditorium (1000)
Loyola Marymount University, University Hall
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
This conference will explore the mindset and actions of a "spiritual warrior" through the competing and complementary narratives of violence and nonviolence in the Jain and Sikh traditions. The Jain practices of ahimsa (nonviolence) and Sikh practices of seva (selfless service) promote care for and protection of all others through conquering self-centered desires and behavior. Though differing in their approaches, this spiritual-political nexus has the potential to radically inform contemporary struggles by offering dynamic solutions to ethical engagement with all life.
Thursday, February 23, 7 p.m. | Evening Talk | Ahimsa - Nonviolence
Virchand Gandhi Memorial Lecture: Dr. Sulekh C. Jain
Dr. Sulekh Jain is an engineer, scholar and Jain advocate, author of An Ahimsa Crisis: You Decide
Friday, February 24, 7 p.m. | Evening Talk | Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur
Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, media commentator, Sikh activist and interfaith leader who uses storytelling for social change.