15th Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference 2022 Call For Participation
The Program Committee invites you to participate in the 15th Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC) 2022, Sept 16-18, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio, bringing together, saints, sanyasis, scholars, priests, mandir executives and members across North America and the Caribbean.
Theme: Temple as the Center of the Hindu Life with focus on the Future Generations
Om Saha Naav[au]-Avatu |
Saha Nau Bhunaktu |
Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai |
Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai |
Om, May we all be protected, May we all be nourished, May we work together with great energy, May our intellect be sharpened (may our study be effective), Let there be no Animosity amongst us.
Mandir provides a platform to Hindus of all ages. It nurtures the community to grow together, cherish the success, support in sorrow, appeal to stay united and teaches not envy each other in any circumstance of the life.
Hindu temples and institutions are one of the four important pillars of the Hindu Dharma. Active participation and involvement of future generations will make North American mandirs center of Hindu Lives. When a mandir is not just a place of worship; to perform Hindu rituals, follow traditions, or a visiting place for darshana but also a spiritual, cultural and educational and social center, it will become a second home for the future generations. Mandir will nurture, shape and lead devotee’s life to become a messenger of Hindu Dharma in true sense.
The 15th HMEC conference will give Hindu leaders an opportunity to understand how mandir should become a center of the Hindu life for future generations, specifically Hindu Youth life. The conference will put emphasis on why future generation’s involvement in mandir activities is important, How mandirs can get youth involved in temple management, religious and spiritual programs, serving seniors and society, why and how the youth involvement can help sustain the Hindu Dharma and keep future generations united for the cause of Dharma.
Determining the direction of change, adaptation and sustenance of dharma requires our collective efforts by our major stakeholders like mandirs, teachers, saints and sanyasis, scholars, activists, practicing and non-practicing Hindus. HMEC 2022 provides the platform for these deliberations, strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
We invite proposals for papers, panel discussions and workshops and any other suggested formats that address the issues identified in the list below.
Temple as Hindu Community Center – Youth
- Provide opportunity to youth to learn about the Hindu dharma and culture
- Awareness of Hindu identity among youth and challenges
- Awareness about social issues from Hindu perspective
- Train youth to be leaders of community
- Involvement of youth in temple management
Temple as Hindu Community Center – Families
- Temples providing family services and counseling
- Women’s aid and empowerment
- Parents’ and Grandparents’ involvement and Education
- Senior/Retiree Engagement
Temples and Contemporary Issues
- Temple Safety
- Social and gender equality
- Countering Hinduphobia
- Interfaith Outreach
- Interfaith marriages
- Integrating non-Indian Hindus
- Priests and communication with American Hindus, Indian and non-Indian
- Priest Networking
- Connecting priests and youth
- Women’s participation as priests
- Priest and chaplaincy
§ Keynote Addresses
§ Plenary Sessions
§ Panel Discussions
§ Poster Sessions
|§ Parallel Tracks: Youth Programs, Arts & Culture, Education, Temple Operations, Seva in America and Outreach,|
§ Youth speaker
§ Poster presenter
§ Session chair
§ Workshop organizer