Interfaith Fellows Aim to Link Religions Through Dialogue

April 13, 2007

Author: Traver Riggins

Source: The Hilltop

Next semester will begin the Interfaith Fellows program sponsored by the office of the Dean of the Chapel, the Graduate school and other campus organizations.

According to Bernard Richardson, Dean of the Chapel, the program is intended to encourage conversations between all religious faiths, explore the connection between intellectual life and spirituality and learn how different faiths approach religions, morality, politics and life in general.

“When we look at the many crises in the global community and the significant role that religion plays in these crises it is imperative that we become more cognizant of other faith traditions. I hope that the fellows program will encourage more research and creative programming within our community around this critical issue,” Richardson said.

“We decided that we wanted to have six specified individuals who would work very closely with these aspects of religious life,” junior English major Melanie Chambliss said. She is spearheading the organization of the fellowship.