Who are ‘We?’ A Sikh perspective on vocation, justice, and death
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University
Dr. Rahuldeep Gill is an author and educator who believes in the power of “heartful” means to develop effective and innovative leaders with global perspectives. Through his lectures and workshops he works to build pluralism and cross-cultural relations to inspire connected communities on campus, in the workplace, and in the marketplace.
He has spoken before diverse audiences of all sizes at events sponsored by the State Department’s Study of United States Institutes, the Church Center for the United Nations, University of California, California State Universities, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, and the Interfaith Youth Core.
The Los Angeles Times, Patheos.com, Huffington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle have published his writings. He published his first book, Drinking from Love’s Cup, with Oxford University Press, and he is currently translating the poetry of the earliest Sikh scriptures while also writing his memoir.
Dr. Gill speaks about how connected communities are on the vanguard of social justice. In his talks, he takes his audience through a series of conversations and exercises to help them understand what it means to have organizational change and heartful leadership development. He has been described as “a public intellectual who is extremely comfortable with engaging in inter-faith contexts” and “a beautiful writer and eloquent speaker”.
A native of the Boston area, Dr. Gill earned his bachelors, with Honors, from the University of Rochester in New York and doctorate from the University of California in Santa Barbara. Dr. Gill helped raise over one million dollars as the past Director for the Center for Equality and Justice (CEJ) at California Lutheran University. He is still a tenured faculty member and Campus Interfaith Strategist at Cal Lutheran, and is the visiting professor of Sikh Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has twice been voted Cal Lutheran’s Diversity Professor of the Year and lives in Los Angeles with his family.