University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Interfaith Week continues through March 2

THURSDAY

Lunch with a Muslim (Thursday, Feb. 28; noon, at International Centre)

Sit down for a wonderful table conversation with a Muslim student.  Enjoy informal conversations and great food.

Building A Better Society (Thursday, Feb. 28; 6 p.m., at International Centre)

We examine writings from the world’s major religions on a different topic each week. We look for similarities among the world’s religions and discuss how we can apply to our daily lives what we learn each week.

Buddhism 101 "Do you want to get enlightened?" (Thursday, Feb. 28; 6-7 p.m.,  Hopper Danley Spiritual Center)

A phenomenal talk about Buddhism given by Patrick Anderson. This will be followed by a Q&A, so please feel free to bring your questions.

Native American Spirituality (Thursday, Feb. 28; 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.,  Hopper Danley)

A local Native American spiritual leader, Allan Demaray, will be present to share information about traditional Native American spirituality and answer any questions you may have.

FRIDAY

Finding Your Way: Seeking Directions When You Don’t Know You’re Lost (Friday, March 1, 11 a.m., at Christus Rex)

It’s easy to wander when you don’t know you’re lost. In Tera’s talk, she will speak about her own personal journey to find the right path, and the importance of seeking direction in a world full of promised destinations.  Session led by Tera Elness.

Christian Views on Big Questions (Friday, March 1; noon, at Christus Rex)

How do different Christian traditions respond to issues of sin, grace, eternal life, evil, and other faiths?  A moderated panel with Christian voices from Mainline, Conservative Evangelical, and Roman Catholic churches will tackle these hot topics.  Free lunch provided.

Yogathon (Friday, March 1st; 4 pm at Wellness Center Group Exercise Room)

A special yoga event will be held in conjunction with the Healthy Campus Challenge and Interfaith Week. It will take place on Friday March 1st at 4pm in the Wellness Center Group Exercise Room. For more information on the Healthy Campus Challenge head to the Healthy Campus Challenge webpage http://und.edu/health-wellness/healthy-und/pa-subcommittee-folder/healthy-und-physical-activity-subcommittee.cfm.

SATURDAY

Interfaith Service Project (Saturday, March 2, 4 p.m., meet at Christus Rex)

Come join us to end the week with an evening of preparing and serving a meal to homeless individuals down at Northlands Rescue Mission. Come to help out around the shelter, as well as build relationships and reflect on the value of service. Meet at Christus Rex (3012 University Ave.) to carpool.

Also, a special thank you goes out to the following Interfaith Week partners:

  • Muslim Student Association
  • Amnesty International
  • Multi-Cultural Center
  • Hope Covenant/Prepare Ministry
  • H2O/ Submerge
  • Free Thinkers
  • Lotus Meditation Center
  • Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center
  • Campus Ministry Association
  • American Indian Center
  • Health and Wellness
  • Multicultural Student Services