AMS Adds Religious Issues Committee

May 27, 2008

Author: Emily Davies

Source: The Queen's Journal

In September, students will have a new forum to address religious issues through the formation of a Religious Issues Committee (RIC) within the Social Issues Commission.

The committee is the brainchild of Safiah Chowdhury, ArtSci ’11 and Roisin Hartnett, ConEd ’11, who were interns during the 2007-08 school year for former social issues commissioner Jeff Brown.

The motion for the formation of the committee was given one reading and passed at the AMS Annual General Meeting in March.

Brown said he believes this initiative will help students of faith feel less disenfranchised on campus.

“It will be a formal acknowledgement and will put religious identity on the radar within the AMS,” he said. “I don’t buy the argument that we live in a secular society.”