The Comparison Project will host its first lecture on the year on Thursday, Sept. 27 in Harvey Ingham Hall, Room 104, on the Drake University campus. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Crawford Family Professor of Religion at Colby College, will deliver the lecture, “Sikhism and Suffering: Understanding and Healing after the Milwaukee Tragedy.” The event, which begins at 7 p.m., is free and open to the public.
Singh’s lecture will explore the Sikh understanding of suffering and its curative value for our global community. She has published extensively in the field of Sikhism, and her views have been aired on television and radio around the world. Born in India, Singh came to America to attend school. She later received her B.A. in philosophy and religion from Wellesley College, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from Temple University.
The Comparison Project is led by Timothy Knepper, associate professor of philosophy at Drake, and is an effort to bring religiously diverse conversations to campus. The Project will host a variety of events throughout the school year. Sponsors of the program include the Drake University Humanities Center, Humanities Iowa, the Medbury Fund, the Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship, Des Moines Area Religious Council, and Cultivating Compassion: The Richard Deming Foundation.
Visit www.artsci.drake.edu/comparativereligion for more information and list of upcoming events.