Thursday, March 29, 2012

Learn about Christian, Muslim and Jewish perspectives at SXU's Sixth Annual Interfaith Expo

"Spirituality and Human Development" on Mon., April 9

Chicago (March 29, 2012) Saint Xavier University will host its Sixth Annual Interfaith Expo, "Spirituality and Human Development," on Mon., April 9 in the Butler Reception Room located in the Warde Academic Center, 3700 W. 103rd St. The event will feature Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives, with an open exhibition from noon to 4 p.m. and a panel discussion from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Speakers at the panel discussion, titled "Spirituality and Human Development: Insights into the Contribution of Religions and Spiritual Traditions to Human Well-Being," will include:
• Graziano Marcheschi, SXU’s executive director of University Ministry
• Jane Ramsey, executive director of The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
• Michael Abdul-Malik Ryan, chaplain for Muslim Life at DePaul University Ministry

The event also will include a documentary presented by Interfaith Youth Core and an interfaith discussion workshop facilitated by Maham Khan, freelance journalist and multimedia producer.

A lunch of Middle Eastern hummus and falafel sandwiches will be offered to all attendees.

This event is sponsored by University Ministry, University Mission and Heritage, and the Religious Affairs Committee. For more information, please contact Campus Ministry at (773) 298-3900.


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