Mar 5, 2013

In-Deapth Education in Non-violence for American Teachers


SUMMER IN INDIA PROGRAM OFFERS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
IN-DEPTH EDUCATION IN NONVIOLENCE

Fifty American High School Teachers will receive an in-depth summer education in non-violence, thanks to a special program facilitated by the Center for Jain Studies at Claremont Lincoln University.  From July 15 through August 7, the teachers will study in Delhi, Aligarh, and Jaipur, to gain a multifaceted understanding of  ahimsa , the Jain principle of non-violence practiced, most famously, by Mahatma Gandhi.

Transforming the world begins with transforming individuals, and this program will turn India into a classroom where participants are immersed in a lifestyle of  ahimsa .

“At Claremont Lincoln University students learn from the wisdom of the world’s religious traditions and the most compelling spiritual practices of the ages, so that they can apply them to a world in need,” said Philip Clayton, Claremont Lincoln University Provost. “In a world torn apart by violence, the non-violent resistance of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is more important than ever. Teachers wield huge influence on future generations. We are really excited to launch the first training in the practice of  ahimsa  for high school teachers across the United States.”

A grant from the Uberoi Foundation enables Claremont Lincoln to publicize this program to high school teachers in North America. Funds from the International School for Jain Studies, Claremont Lincoln’s partner school in India, will heavily subsidize the costs of food, lodging and studies, so that the high school teachers will pay far below the actual cost of the trip.

For more information, contact the program coordinator at (909) 447-6310 or
Stephanie.Varnon-Hughes@ClaremontLincoln.org.
Also see: www. ClaremontLincoln.org                               

News Courtesy: Dr. Sulekh Jain, USA

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