SPRING 2016 Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series

Common and Diverse Ground: Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the “Hidden” Things that Divide Us Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series
Common and Diverse Ground:
Raising Consciousnesses by Acknowledging the “Hidden” Things that Divide Us – Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series

COMMON AND DIVERSE GROUND: RAISING CONSCIOUSNESSES BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE “HIDDEN” THINGS THAT DIVIDE US

Interfaith Dialogue Dinner Series

Jan. 27:  Revisiting Privilege: The Intersections of Privileged and Marginalized Identities

Feb. 24:  Accommodations and Accessibility: Broadening Definitions; Changing Cultures

Mar. 23:  Racialized Campus Climates: Naming Racism and Healing Wounds

Apr. 27: Stress and Wellness: What is “Mental Health”?

6:30 to 8:30 PM

Noble Room, Hendricks Chapel

Central to our identity at Hendricks Chapel is our belief in the power of encouraging peaceful discourse across difference. In a nation and world of increasing polarization and conflict, we believe it is essential for us to facilitate and model peaceful discourse for our students. Our interfaith dialogue dinner series seeks to embody this commitment. Exploring the intersections of spirituality, secularism, and timely issues of our day, each interfaith dialogue dinner will encourage intentional dialogue across difference. It is our hope that by gathering together on common ground over a shared meal, we can create a vibrant environment of peaceful and life-giving conversation around important and potentially divisive issues.

Each two hour gathering will include a shared meal, facilitated dialogue, and a time of mindful meditation.  Sessions will be co-facilitated by chaplains, staff, and students.

This series is cosponsored by Hendricks Chapel, the Disability Cultural Center (DCC), the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), the LGBT Resource Center, and the Slutzker Center, is made possible through the Co-Curricular Departmental Initiatives program within the Division of Student Affairs.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and inclusive food will be provided. Requests for accommodations or food queries should be made at least seven days before each gathering by contacting cpreunin@syr.edu.