Upcoming CCU lecture to focus on Hinduism

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Whitney Sanford, associate professor of religion at the University of Florida, will give a talk on "Hinduism and Peace" as part of the Living in Peace: Insight from World Religion series sponsored by the Jackson Family Center.

The event will be at Coastal Carolina University's Lackey Chapel on Monday, Jan. 30, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Sanford earned a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy from Bowdoin College and a master's degree and Ph.D in religious studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the author of two books, "Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture" and "Singing Krishna: Sound Becomes Sight in Paramanand's Poetry." Sanford's visit is part of the Nancy Smith Distinguished Visitors Series.

The Living in Peace: Insights from World Religions series is co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values. Since its inception in 2004, The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values has sponsored public forums on ethical issues in art and humanities, business, education and science.

The university's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies is an academic and community engagement program that promotes and offers opportunity for students, faculty and the non-university community to research, to learn and to analyze the varied causes and consequences of conflict, the history of peace promotion efforts internationally, visual and literary representations of conflict and peace and methods of conflict resolution.

For more information, contact the Jackson Family Center at 843-349-2440.