Interfaith Conference Promotes Conversation About Religion

October 26, 2009

Author: Lark Turner

Source: The Daily Northwestern

Students and religious leaders from around the world gathered in Norris University Center on Sunday to discuss religious pluralism, student leadership and Obama’s faith initiatives at the Interfaith Youth Core’s sixth annual conference.

The three-day event, “Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World,” brought more than 600 people to Northwestern’s campus for sessions and workshops. Samantha Kirby, executive associate for Interfaith Youth Core and Weinberg ’08, said more than 60 percent of the attendees are young people, including high school and university students from all over the country.

NU’s Center for Civic Engagement hosted the conference to promote religious plurality and civic engagement on campus, said Rob Donahue, associate director of the center.