This fall, individuals and organization across the Champaign-Urbana faith community are coming together with the intent to “strengthen the community by building relationships, deepening understanding, discovering common ground, and promoting collaboration on the significant issues of our time, while also appreciating the differences among us.”
The Campus/Community Interfaith Steering Committee is holding its inaugural program titled “Cultivating Hope in Anxious Times.” The series consists of lectures, panels, receptions, and theater that will cover the issues of today that impact people of diverse faith backgrounds.
A number of local Champaign-Urbana religious scholars, faith and community leaders will be presenting. They will also welcome guest Dr. Eboo Patel, an author, speaker, educator and interfaith leader.
This series begins Tuesday, October 31 and culminates with a weekend of events November 7th – 10th, 2019. Ted & Company TheatreWorks will have a show to conclude the series.
All events are free and open to the public. Locations vary, but most events will take place on the University of Illinois campus.
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The Campus/Community Interfaith Steering Committee is a collaborative effort that builds bridges across local faith communities, the University of Illinois, community groups, campus religious and student life associations, faculty, staff, and administrators.
The lead partners in the effort include: Interfaith Alliance of Champaign County, University YMCA, First Mennonite Church, Sinai Temple, Central Illinois Mosque and Islamic Center, Hillel Foundation, Muslim Student Association, Illinois Interfaith in Action, and these units at the University of Illinois: the Department of Religion, the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, and Diversity & Social Justice Education.