JVBNA hosted a special presentation on “Anekantvad, Nayavad, and Syadvad and their implications for inter-religious relations” with Dr. Jeffery Long, Professor of Religion & Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, PA, on Sunday, August 21 at the JVBNA Center for Peace & Preksha Meditation. Dr. Long has engaged in extensive research on Jainism and Hinduism and is the author of many articles and books on these philosophies. His lecture was profound and insightful and expertly delivered. It was very well received by all attendees.
The lecture was attended by Samani Sanmati Pragyaji and Samani Jayant Pragya ji, who spoke briefly on the topic as well. Father John P Alvarado from the Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield, NJ also graced the occasion and spoke about his take on the subject. Shilpa Bhansali was the MC for the event.