Thanks to a Hillel International Interfaith Microgrant, Union Hillel is working with Interfaith Youth Corps and One America to promote dialogue among those with differing faiths, religious beliefs and spiritual practices.
Student leaders for the initiative are Hillel board member Jonathan Fischman ’25, Muslim Student Association President Hannah Soliman ’22 and Faith Potter ’25, who is active with the Campus Protestant Ministries and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. They will be hosting one interfaith dinner and dialogue per term.
The first dinner is set for Sunday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. in West College.
“We are encouraging and hoping to have many different voices at the event,” said Hillel Director Bonnie Cramer, who serves on the Presidential Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
“It’s been great collaborating with everyone to create an event for inclusive, open discussion,” said Fischman. “It’s so important that we build bridges and find commonalities with our peers who come from different backgrounds.”
For Potter, the event is an opportunity “to help people of other faiths deepen their understanding of the Christian faith, develop more respect and camaraderie between faiths, and learn more about the faiths of others.”
A vegetarian kosher meal will be served to accommodate different dietary needs. Seating is limited; contact Cramer at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
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