Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at some manifestations of those religions as well as Islam, Mormonism, Baha'i, modern paganism and other faith traditions. Several ecumenical events will explore a variety of religious perspectives on the liberal arts, atheism, homosexuality, prayer and meditation, and death and afterlife. Dinu Ahmed '08, who is co-president of the Muslim Students Association and a member of the OIA's student staff, has taken a leading role in the emerging Interfaith Coalition... [She reports,] 'Religion on Campus Week grew out of... conversations [between several religious groups on campus] about what each group envisioned for itself on campus and how we could work together to give our communities voice and make them more accessible'... The week's events will open Sunday afternoon with a kickoff tea titled 'Thoughts on Spiritual Identity.'"