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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable is participating in the 2012 Cultural and Religious Pluralism Conference, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, at the Salt Lake Public Library. Davis County residents are invited to attend sessions that will focus on an understanding of Hindu practice and belief, particularly in context of Western faith traditions prevalent in the Salt Lake area. The conference will highlight the annual Diwali celebration on Saturday afternoon, which features lights, music, dance, crafts and food. On Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., there will be a film screening and discussion panel “India: Love and Devotion,” explaining how devotion regulates daily practices and looks at beliefs which manifest in daily Indian life. On Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., Dr. Deepak Sarma will speak on “Diwali and Its Pluralistic Approach to the Global World. Sarma will shed light on the history and development of Hinduism with the goal of revealing some of its glorious iridescence, according to a press release. At 3 p.m. a panel discussion will look at “Building a Community of Global Faith. At 4:45 p.m. the Diwali celebration is planned with music and dance offered from the Sri Ganesha Hindu Temple of Utah. There will be dditional performances by local culture and faith groups. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public.

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