Harvard College Interfaith Council Hosts "Belief in Action" Event

May 11, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson


On May 11, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "students of diverse faiths united to perform public service and discuss the role of service within religion at the 'Belief in Action' event hosted by the Harvard College Interfaith Council (HCIC) Monday. Forty students representing at least five religious organizations on campus participated in the afternoon’s events, volunteering three hours at one of five service projects in Cambridge and Boston and convening afterwards to share their experiences. 'Belief in Action' is the semester’s main event for HCIC—a multi-faith organization aimed at removing barriers between religious organizations, exposing people to other faiths, increasing networking, and coordinating joint service projects, according to HCIC Co-Chair Om L. Lala ’06. The event was co-sponsored by the Baha’i Association, Catholic Students Association (CSA), Dharma, Hillel, and Harvard Islamic Society. As part of their volunteer work, one group of four students worked at the Community Servings soup kitchen making meals for home-bound AIDS patients."