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Installing religious books at insitutes of learning

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by jasbirkaleka, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. jasbirkaleka

    jasbirkaleka India
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    The opening of Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehghar Sahib, is a great foot forward for the people of Punjab,and particularly the Sikhs.

    The main focus would be research,study of world regions, civilizations, and cultures, besides social sciences,humanities,pure sciences, nanotechnology etc.

    Recently Sri Guru Granth Sahib was installed in the Univeresty campus.I would like to know SPN member's views on installing religious books at institutes of learning.
     
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  3. Randip Singh

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    Most colleges and Universities in th UK are linked to Churches, eg Oxford and Cambridge, so I have no problem.
     
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    It is just like having Gurudwara on campus. It is great for students who want to continue doing sangat while also living in hostel :)
     
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    Saying that it does not mean the University should be treated as a Gurudwara. The Temporal and the Spiritual should be seperated.

    I can think of several areas where some religious zealot types may clash with academic research.
     
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    I don't think there is any harm in keeping religious literature in libraries of academic institutions as long as such literature is kept in sections of the library clearly marked as 'fiction'.
     
  7. jasbirkaleka

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    As the name, SRI GURU GRANTH SAHIB WORLD UNIVERSITY, itself suggests, the main purpose for its establishment is the study of world religions, civilizations and cultures. So it is hoped that people from all over the world will be converging here to do their research.

    Why do we want it to confine the institute to be only of the Sikhs, by the Sikhs and for the Sikhs?

    As for those students who want to do Sangat, this complex is surrounded by gurdwaras.
     

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