IFYC-CRCC "Welcoming Our Neighbors."


IFYC-CRCC “Welcoming Our Neighbors”

IFYC-CRCC Regional Leadership Lab, “Welcoming Our Neighbors”

March 16-17, 2018

Hosted by Drew’s Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict
Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, New Jersey 07940

No cost other than your own transportation/lodging.

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Participants in the “Welcoming our Neighbors” Campus Lab will:

  • Build their skills as community leaders, learning to leverage diversity as a source of strength in any context
  • Learn to organize and lead community service activities as a way to connect with others and build a spirit of community
  • Leave inspired, equipped and empowered to bring the interfaith movement to their campuses.

March 16-17, 2018

Arrive Drew University Ehinger Center, Friday 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Pre-conference Jumma prayer, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Pre-conference campus tours, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Conference Registration, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Lab continues all day Saturday, ending 9 p.m.

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Limited housing is available on campus. Contact: Prof. Jonathan Golden jgolden@drew.edu

Drew University provides a range of accommodations for guests with disabilities to ensure their safety, comfort and enjoyment of our events. To request appropriate arrangements, please call the events accessibility line at 973.408.3103.

Putting ideas into action and learning by doing: the power of interfaith service work.

IFYC Founder and President, Eboo Patel at Drew University

Virtually all faiths encourage us to extend hospitality and empathy to strangers, and with the inevitable inter-religious and inter-cultural encounters taking place between newcomers and their hosts, it is critical that we rise to the challenge.

The campus lab is designed to encourage active interfaith engagement on campus through student, staff and faculty leadership development.

One of the most effective ways to teach and promote interfaith activity is by engaging students in meaningful service projects that help them put the ideals of their faith and/or ethical inspiration into practice.

Today, there are more refugees than at any time since World War II. This challenge creates an opportunity for teaching interfaith engagement through service because it brings people together around core common values: showing hospitality to the stranger and helping those in need.

Thus, the theme of the conference: “Welcoming our Neighbors.”

Questions? Contact Professor Jonathan Golden at jgolden@drew.edu.