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College Hosts Sustained Interfaith Dialogue on Politics Nov. 6
10.26.12 |
Lebanon Valley College presents its third Sustained Interfaith Dialogue of the fall semester in Miller Chapel on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 11 a.m. The dialogue will focus on the topic of politics, and is sponsored by the offices of Spiritual Life and Multicultural Affairs, and the Department of Religion & Philosophy.

The dialogue will involve a panel of six active members of a variety of religious communities who represent different faiths and approaches to life. At the event, Dr. Matt Sayers, assistant professor of religion at LVC, will ask each panelist questions and give them a chance to reply and respond to other's answers. Sayers will then open the discussion to students and community members in attendance.

"Friendly, thoughtful dialogue among faiths is a key ingredient for enhancing mutual understanding and respect among cultures and religions, which becomes increasingly important as our society becomes increasingly globalized" said Paul Fullmer, LVC chaplain. "We certainly won't all agree on all points of our discussion, but chances are that we will learn from one another."

Panelists at the dialogue on sexual orientation will include Rabbi Paula Reimers of Congregation Beth Israel, Vinod Kumar from HARI Temple, Dr. Irshad Jaffri of the Lebanon Valley Mosque, and Stellie Sterner from Avon Zion United Methodist Church, and Ginny Parkum of Blue Mountain Lotus Society (Buddhist).

"The positive interactions and insightful comments we enjoyed at the first session on gender have laid a strong foundation for future discussions," said Paul Fullmer, LVC chaplain. "And we'll need such for the second session when we consider how issues of sexual orientation impact faith traditions."

A pizza lunch will be offered at the event, which is free and open to the public. To register, call 717-867-6135 or e-mail nsmith@lvc.edu.

Sustained Dialogues are conducted at colleges and universities across the United States. The dialogues at LVC are designed to enhance religious literacy and further the mission of the College "to enable our students to become people of broad vision" and "to enhance their sensitivity to and appreciation of differences among human beings."

*Update: this event was postponed from its original Oct. 30 date due to Hurricane Sandy.


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