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Hendricks Chapel Encourages Connection Through Courageous Conversations
Earlier this spring, Hendricks Chapel launched Courageous Conversations, an open space for campus community members to come together to talk, build connections and promote understanding.
The conversations offer a space where students, faculty and staff can engage in meaningful, helpful dialogue about the issues that matter most to them. Thus far, conversations were held on Jan. 18 and Feb. 1, with a number of campus community members engaged in the conversations. The next Courageous Conversation is Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Milton Atrium in the Life Sciences Complex. Food is provided.
“We began the first two Courageous Conversations with one question—what are your hopes and fears for the future of our country. Our next conversation topic is ‘(Re)Defining Freedom.’ While each conversation is different, the opportunity to speak, listen and be heard is consistent throughout,” says Assistant Baptist Chaplain Devon Bartholomew, one of the co-organizers. “By creating this space, campus community members can have open and respectful discussion and build community with one another.”
Check the Hendricks Chapel website for the latest updates on future conversation dates, times and locations.
For more information or questions, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901.