Citizens for Peace invites you to a discussion on The Sadhana of Building a Progressive Hinduism.
On 17th January from 6 pm to 8 pm at Centre for Education and Documentation, 3 Suleman Chambers, Battery Street, Colaba (behind Regal Cinema).
CfP is proud to welcome Sunita Viswanath, a veteran feminist activist and co-founder of Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus, a New York based organization. http://www.sadhana.org/
Sunita will be speaking about the endeavor to celebrate the deep insights of Hindu spirituality and building on its strengths to work for justice and dignity for all -- and why this effort is, in her view, imperative. And why it is bitterly criticised from varied vantage points.
Sunita Viswanath has worked for over two decades in women’s rights and human rights organizations. She is co-founder and board chair of the international women’s human rights organization, Women for Afghan Women. Sunita was raised in an Andhra Hindu family, and always felt that it was her Hindu values and beliefs that motivated her insistence on justice and human rights. However, she did not find that there was a Hindu voice or presence in the movements for justice of which she was a part. Sunita co-founded Sadhana in order to bring together these two parts of her journey: her activism for human rights and her identity as a Hindu.