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Fall 2017 Interfaith Dinner Dialogue Series Begins Nov. 2
The University’s fall 2017 Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series, “Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the ‘Hidden’ Things that Divide Us,” will begin on Thursday, Nov. 2. The dialogue, on “Hospitality, Immigration, Justice,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel.
The two-hour gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue and two times of mindful meditation (at the beginning and the end). The dialogues each semester are co-facilitated by chaplains, staff and students.
“We are very humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to create, with everyone in our campus community who participates, the conversational spaces and brave energies that emerge during these dialogue dinners,” says Diane Wiener, director of the Disability Cultural Center, who, with Buddhist Chaplain, Bonnie Shoultz, co-coordinates the series. “With the involvement and interest of ‘regulars’ as well as newcomers, the discussions are vibrant and, we believe, life affirming, especially to students and others who are facing difficult questions in our society’s challenging and sometimes deeply troubling times.”
This series is co-sponsored by the Disability Cultural Center and Hendricks Chapel, and is made possible through the Co-Curricular Departmental Initiatives program within the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made at least seven days in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The series will continue on Thursday, Dec. 7, with “Is All News Fake? The Future of Truth,” from 7-9 p.m., also in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel.