October 2, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Singh Mann to Lecture on ‘Sikhs of North America,’ Nov. 15

Dr. Gurinder Singh Mann gives a lecture titled “Sikhs of North America” on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Ellis 111.

Singh Mann is the Director of the Global Institute of Sikh Studies.

Gurinder Singh Mann

Gurinder Singh Mann

The event is sponsored by the OHIO Comparative Religion Club, the Gawande Lecture Series, the History Department, the English Department, OHIO Multicultural Programs, and the OHIO Black Student Cultural Programming Board.

Abstract: With 25 million adherents scattered around the globe, the Sikhs constitute the largest but perhaps the least known community among the smaller religious traditions of the world (Jews, Jains, Zoroastrians). The presentation will begin with a statement about the core Sikh beliefs and will locate the key landmarks in their early history (1500-1900). The second half will trace the growth of the Sikh community in the United States and Canada from 1900 to the present day. In conclusion, Mann will address the challenges and opportunities facing the Sikhs as they make the transition from a regional group historically associated with the Punjab in northwest India into a global community.

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