Ode to the Foot Basins at DePaul

While many of us studied to study at DePaul for tis academic strengths, diversity, and friendly student culture, there is one additional benefit that had me convinced that this University was the one for me. That invaluable benefit resides in the Student Center, third floor, far in the recesses of the women’s restroom. Continue reading Ode to the Foot Basins at DePaul

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A Glimpse of Interfaith at Princeton

DePaul University’s evolving Interfaith Council is only a glimpse into our nation’s growing expanding interfaith movement. It is an exciting time for those who are passionate about interfaith work.  Much of the interfaith movement is progressing on campuses large and small all over the country because an academic university setting is a great place to cultivate the kind of sincere and open-minded conversations that are essential to this movement. Princeton University’s Religious Life Council (RLC) is a prime example of the modern interfaith movement in a university setting. Continue reading A Glimpse of Interfaith at Princeton

Truth Pursues Peace

Interfaith Dialogue

Conflict often emerges from assuming differences and ignoring similarities. Asserting irreconcilable differences between oneself and anyone else and ignoring the similarities to life’s experience is both very common and very dangerous. Any predetermined perception of others upsets the future of that relationship in an equitable way to the effect of stereotypes on racism and sexism. Exposure to other faiths can cause confusion and doubt about own own religion. But, however we react to our differences, there will be no progression without embracing both our similarities and our differences and engaging them. We are called to interfaith dialogue. Continue reading Truth Pursues Peace

Interfaith

As our society becomes increasingly diverse, we are ever more likely to encounter the “other” – someone whose religious faith, experience, practice, and identity are different from our won. Acknowledging the reality of religious diversity, “interfaith” refers to a creative encounter between people from different faith orientations (traditional and non-traditional) for the purpose of mutual learning, spiritual growth, and even an experience of community. Continue reading Interfaith

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