Dharmic Discussion with Murali Balaji, PhD

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 6:30pm
Hindu Prayer Room - Bingham Hall Lower Level via Entryway D See map

Discussion Topic: “Searching for praxis: Are faith and social justice movements irreconcilably disconnected from one another?”

Even as terms such as the “religious left” become more prominent in today’s social discourse, the frequent - and daunting - disconnect between social justice movements and faith communities has created a parallel understanding of what it means to have faith-based change. We will explore why these challenges have occurred in the modern era and what models might be useful to consider for a new generation of faith activists.

Murali Balaji, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist and academic with nearly 20 years of experience in diversity leadership. Dr. Balaji served as the Education Director for the Hindu American Foundation, where he was recognized as a national leader in cultural competency and religious literacy. He co-founded the Voice of Philadelphia, a non-profit geared to help high school dropouts (or pushouts) develop media literacy and citizen journalism skills.

Join us for a lively talk and discussion; a catered Indian dinner will be served.

**This event is free and open to the Yale community only**