International Lecture: A Mosaic of Faiths - Exploring Northern India
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With its deep history and diverse religious and cultural traditions, India offers a fascinating window into the dynamics of belief and worship—particularly via its many temples and holy sites. Reflecting on travels to a Buddhist monastery, Hindu temples, and Sikh and Christian sites, among others, Dr. Gary Hauck offers a reflection on this rich religious tapestry of India, and how it serves a fine example of cultural pluralism and diversity.
Dr. Gary L. Hauck is Dean Emeritus at Montcalm Community College in Sidney, Michigan, where he also teaches humanities, religion, world cultures, history and languages. He holds the BRE and ThB degrees from Clark Summit University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, a DMin and PhD from the California Graduate School of Theology, and a PhD from Michigan State University. He has done additional graduate work at Aquinas College and Eastern Washington University.
Hauck has served as a visiting professor at the University of St. Petersburg, Russia; Shen Zhen University, China; and the Arriba Institute in Cuenca, Ecuador. He has participated in archeological digs in the Middle East, and has led study abroad groups, international studies, and research in 78 countries, and on six continents. In 2017, he led the MCC Study Abroad Team on a three-week cultural exchange program to India, and in 2018 hosted a team from the M.S. Panwar Community and Technical College of Solan, India.
Gary serves on the Board of the Midwest Institute of International and Intercultural Education, has been an active member of the planning committee of the World Affairs Council of West Michigan, and is the founder of the Montcalm Area Humanities Council. He is the author of nineteen books, including, Exploring Humanities Around the World.
Gary resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, Lois, and near his four children and two grandchildren.