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Hendricks Chapel’s Many Faiths, One Humanity program extends application deadline to Oct. 5
This spring break, Hendricks Chapel will continue its tradition of exploring the world of interfaith understanding with “Many Faiths, One Humanity,” a short-term abroad program to London.
Participants will explore the rich and complex dynamics of life in a global, religiously plural city. This program will enable participants to share personal experiences, explore historic and contemporary religious pluralism, and finally travel together to London during Spring Break 2011 (March 13-22, 2011). In London, the group will engage the living communities of many faith traditions and life stances and learn concrete strategies for collaborative action. Through the use of video, participants will foster inter-religious dialogue and interpret the experience. Upon returning, the group will create an interactive art installation at Hendricks Chapel that documents the experience through contemplative video.
Many Faiths, One Humanity is looking for students across faith traditions, including but not limited to Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, and Pagan students. All SU and SUNY-ESF students are eligible to apply.
To apply, complete the answer the following questions. Answer each question, using specific language and examples. Your response may be more than four pages typed, double-spaced. Include your name, home and campus addresses and phone numbers, and e-mail address.
1. Describe your commitment to your particular faith tradition or life stance and how it informs your understanding of the world and humanity.
2. Describe significant experiences you have had outside your faith and cultural group.
3. What do you have to offer the experience?
4. What do you hope to bring home from the experience, related to your goals for academics, career aspirations, and campus/community living?
E-mail completed questions to email@example.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5.
For more information on Many Faiths, One Humanity, visit http://hendricks.syr.edu/london2011/application.html or call 315-443-2902.