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‘Mindfulness and Social Justice’ Will Be Topic of Interfaith Dialogue Dinner
The last of the University’s 2017-18 Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series, “Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the ‘Hidden’ Things that Divide Us,” will take place on Thursday, March 22. The dialogue, on “Mindfulness and Social 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 dialogue will be co-facilitated by chaplains, faculty, staff and students.
“Bonnie Shoultz and I are delighted to collaborate with the Rev. Rhonda Chester, all of our myriad chaplaincies, Prof. Diane Grimes and the Spiritual Life Council, with support from Dean Brian Konkol, to host this semester’s Interfaith Dialogue Dinner, thus continuing this meaningful, ongoing series for our students, faculty, staff and community members,” says Diane Wiener, director of the Disability Cultural Center, who, with Buddhist Chaplain Shoultz, co-coordinates the series. “We welcome and look forward to everyone’s participation, as always.”
The group will also be celebrating both the recent Outstanding Spiritual Initiatives Award from NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education won by Hendricks Chapel for its weekly Dean’s Convocations and the Feb. 7 release of “Intersections: Faith, Church, and the Academy” by Mark E. Hanshaw and Timothy S. Moore. The book “shows the innovation and inspired engagement happening on United Methodist-related colleges and universities.” Contributors include Shoultz and Wiener.
This event is co-sponsored by the Disability Cultural Center and Hendricks Chapel.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
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