Students Found Inter-Religious Council

February 14, 2008

Author: Raymond Carlson

Source: Yale Daily News

Nearly 30 student leaders of numerous campus religious groups gathered at a “summit” Tuesday night to plan the creation of the “Inter-Religious Leadership Council,” a centralized forum for members of various faiths to promote religious dialogue and understanding.

The council is intended to foster greater communication and exchange among Yale’s different religious groups, said Minh Tran ’09, who orchestrated the first meeting. While specific plans for the group have not yet been finalized, Tran said the group will meet with Dean of Freshman Affairs George Levesque to push the University to add a religious component to freshman orientation, which could involve presentations about religious tolerance and campus groups at Yale. The group will also push for religious networking, support and advising programs, he said.

See also: Interfaith, Campus