Monday January 30, 2017

Interfaith Community Building

Eboo Patel, author and founder of Interfaith Youth Core, has devoted much of his life to bringing people of different faith traditions together to uncover our common humanity. One of the best ways to do this is through compassionate community service. "Show me a religion that doesn't care about compassion. Show me a religion that doesn't care about stewardship of the environment. Show me a religion that doesn't care about hospitality."

Our Interfaith Ministry is planning a collaborative trip with Wittenberg University students on Saturday, February 18th in Springfield, Ohio to explore how faith intersects with issues of food insecurity, education, and poverty. We hope you will join us for a day of service and reflection that is open to participants of any or no faith or religious tradition. We will engage with a local Baptist Church and Mosque and serve at sites which focus on children and families, at Second Harvest Food Bank and at Springfield Promise Neighborhood with seed preparations for their community garden. We will learn about Springfield's agencies and faith communities working on the grass roots level to make a difference for their community. This Interfaith Plunge will be held from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Lunch and transportation is included. Cost is $15 (scholarships are available). Space is limited to 10 UD students. Sign up at Let’s build community and relationships by serving together!

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