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Interfaith Dialogue Series Continues Feb. 28 with Discussion on Disability, Forgiveness, Animals and Faith
An in-depth discussion of the relationship between humans and animals will be the second in the University’s spring 2019 Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series, “Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the ‘Hidden’ Things that Divide Us,” on Thursday, Feb. 28.
The dialogue, “On Disability, Forgiveness, Animals and Faith” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Steve Kuusisto, University Professor and director of interdisciplinary programs and outreach in the Burton Blatt Institute, will facilitate the discussion. Among many other written works, Kuusisto is the author of “Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey” (Simon & Schuster, 2018).
The gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue and two periods of mindful meditation (at the beginning and the end). American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Common and Diverse Ground” series is co-sponsored by Hendricks Chapel, the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs and Outreach in the Burton Blatt Institute and the Disability Cultural Center, and for several years has brought members of the campus community together in an inclusive environment to explore challenging contemporary issues.
The final dinner dialogue this semester will be “Interfaith Responses to Sexual and Relationship Violence” on Thursday, March 28.
For more information on the event series, contact Hendricks Chapel at 315.443.2901 or email@example.com.