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CCU’s Ron Green to speak on Hindu views and religion

February 24, 2014

Ronald Green, a lecturer in Asian religions in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University, will present “The Hindu View of Poverty in Terms of Duty and Reincarnation” on Monday, Feb. 24, at 4:30 p.m. at Lackey Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.

Green will explain how Hinduism’s view on wealth and poverty can be understood in relation to its four goals of life: dharma (duty), artha (worldly prosperity), kama (enjoyment or pleasure) and moksha (liberation). While dharma encourages Hindus to work hard and earn money, Green will discuss the difficulty experienced by Hindus in trying to improve or break out of their caste or social level into which they were born.

Green earned a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies and a master's degree in religions of South Asia from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also earned a master's degree in Japanese literature from the University of Oregon; a graduate certificate from the Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Meiji University, Tokyo; a master's degree in sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Green joined the faculty of CCU in 2008.

Lackey Chapel is located at the corner of University Boulevard and University Drive on the CCU campus.

For more information, contact the University’s Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values at 843-349-4149 or visit