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Student Government's Interfaith Coffee Break

Interfaith Coffee Break

"People build bridges between communities and different faiths. If you’re not going to do it, who is?"  -Eboo Patel (member of President Obama's inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships)

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20 at 8:00 PM

WHERE: Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus

In light of religious awareness, diversity and tolerance at John Cabot University, Student Government is hosting an inter-religious dialogue as part of the academic forums that take place throughout the year to foster communication between the student body.

The dialogue will begin with an introduction by Professors Driessen and Bailey. A panel of students from different backgrounds and volunteers from the audience will then share a personal experience about their faith. The moderators, panel, and audience will conclude by addressing a variety of questions concerning religion within academia.

What does it mean to go to a secular university?

How do secular liberal arts schools work with religion in the US? How does that differ from Universities in Europe?

What is JCU doing in regards to religion?

Why is interfaith dialogue important for the school, for our society, for the world? What can it do?

And many others.

This idea for this initiative was brought to Student Government by a study abroad student  Chadiedja  Buijs.

Student Government's further role will be to speak for the students and give advice to the administration on what John Cabot should be doing in regards to religion.

Check out the Interfaith Coffee Break Facebook page!

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