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What is the need for a multicultural conversation today?

Dr. Ramdas Lamb discusses the need for multicultural discussion in a classroom setting. He discusses the idea of the melting pot within his own community, and how this has affected his own life. Lastly, he shares a story about a Hindu monk who encouraged him to continue to pray to Jesus even after Lamb identified himself as a Hindu. This experience allowed Lamb to understand the need for open mindedness and expansion of spirituality in the most real of the term.

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About the Interviewee:

Dr. Ramdas Lamb is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii. He specializes in comparative religion and the religious traditions of India. From 1969 to 1978 he lived in India as a Hindu monk and he has also studied the traditions and practices of the Ramnami community. Dr. Lamb is President and co-founder of the Sahayog Foundation.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.

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