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Sisters to conclude ‘Evolution of Wisdom Thought’ virtual, in-person series in June

Join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, and Indiana State University Professor Emeritus Dr. Arthur Feinsod virtually or in-person for the final session of the five-part series, “Evolution of Wisdom Thought,” in June.

The last session will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m., EDT, on Saturday, June 22, in the Havlik Center in Providence Hall and will explore Mohandas Gandhi’s Spirituality and Politics.

Staying in the 20th century but shifting to a Hindu perspective, Feinsod will examine Gandhi’s spiritual principles and how they emerged from ancient ones set forth in the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita.

In addition, participants will also look at Gandhi’s political philosophy of satyagraha and show its parallels with the civil disobedience tradition from Sophocles’ “Antigone,” through Henry David Thoreau’s “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience,” through Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

Sister Paula Damiano, SP, said societies in general have evolved their own forms of wisdom for centuries.

“Each society – and the religions it has fostered – has produced its own unique form of wisdom while, at the same time, deriving from and building on some of the same or similar ethical and spiritual principles that have come before it,” Sister Paula said.

“While it would be especially useful to attend all or most of the five classes, each session is free standing enough to be taken and valued individually,” Sister Paula continued. “And while it would also be extra-satisfying to read the assigned short classics on which lectures are based beforehand, it is not a prerequisite since Dr. Feinsod will summarize the relevant works and provide enough context and references not to necessitate doing the reading ahead.”

Cost to attend is $25. For more information, click here or contact 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

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Jason Moon serves as media relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. Previously, he spent more than 16 years in the newspaper industry.

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