Interfaith and Engaging Difference
At Xavier University, separate campus ministry, peace & justice, and interfaith engagement offices have recently merged into one center that takes a multi-faith approach to spiritual formation, as well as an interfaith approach to engaging difference. With a diverse staff of religious professionals and clergy, led by an Interfaith Program Director, students and staff will spend the 2019-2020 academic year engaging a strategic planning process to launch a new phase on interfaith work among student communities on campus.
Interested in this process? Contact Rabbi Jennifer Lewis.
This process also allowed the center an opportunity to engage faith & race more directly. Interested in these conversations? Contact Rev. Nelson Pierce, Jr.
Ongoing programs, such as our annual Envision leadership retreat, immersion trips, and some service sites, engage religious and identity based differences in reflection and social action. Dorothy Day Immersions is one such program that looks at racial injustice and economic disparities through the lenses of faiths that do justice. These annual trips run the week before school resumes in January with a yearlong formational program. Contact Shannon Hughes for more information. Applications to participate are due a few weeks into each fall semester.
Interested in Interfaith Racial Justice resources? Check out this resource page that our CFJ staff has compiled.