Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2012
Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) President Neal King will serve as a panelist during a seminar series called, “Unlearning Intolerance,” organized by the United Nations Academic Impact (Department of Public Information), in association with the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations. King will deliver a presentation titled, “Universities Worldwide: Preparing the Global Citizenry.” He will serve on the panel Monday, November 26, along with Deepak Chopra and other distinguished colleagues.
The seminar series takes place in observance of the 800th “urs” – or anniversary of death – of Sufi saint, Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. For years, the “urs” of Moinuddin Chishti has drawn people from all walks of life and from all religious denominations to his shrine in Ajmer, India. The Sufi tradition of Islam that he championed is also known for its tolerance, inclusive nature and syncretic practices. For centuries, devotees have celebrated his “urs” with poetry, music and folk culture.
In light of the cultural and spiritual significance of this event, the seminar series will focus on renewal of dialogue and building better understanding, harmony and collaboration among peoples of different cultures and faiths. King commented, “It is an honor to be a part of this diverse and dynamic seminar series. I look forward to enlightening conversations surrounding tolerance, respect and understanding in the global sense.” The United Nations Academic Impact strives to promote sharing a culture of intellectual social responsibility.
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About Sofia University
Founded in 1975, Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) is a private, non-sectarian university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. For over 35 years, within the context of scholarship and research, the school has offered transformative education for the whole person, probing the mind, body, spirit connection. As Sofia University, the school is broadening its mission, reaching into multiple disciplines and adding undergraduate study. For more information, visit http://www.sofia.edu.