Dean Chapman, Dr. Howard present Jain and Hindu Endowed Chair at international Jain conference

Dr. Honora Chapman, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities in the Peace Garden at Fresno State.

Dr. Honora Chapman, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and Dr. Veena Howard, professor of philosophy and the first Endowed Chair in Jain and Hindu Dharma, gave a brief presentation about the new chair and the importance of Jain and Hindu history, art, philosophies and traditions and their excitement about the upcoming programs at Fresno State at the 21st Biennial JAINA Convention.

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In historic partnership Jain and Hindu communities establish joint Endowed Chair in Jain and Hindu Dharma

Images: Hindu Goddess Saraswati calendar art; Shri 1008 Mahavir Swami by Dayodaya.

The groundbreaking partnership between the Jain and Hindu communities and the University underscores a mutual commitment to educating current and future generations of students about the principles of nonviolence, dharma (virtue, duty), justice, pluralist philosophy, the interconnectedness of all beings and care for the environment through Hindu-Jain texts, philosophies and traditions.

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