Students Speak of Spiritual Journeys at Dartmouth Multifaith Council Event

November 16, 2005

Source: The Dartmouth

On November 16, 2005 The Dartmouth reported, "A multifaith panel of Dartmouth students discussed their religious experiences at the College in front of a packed audience Tuesday night in Collis Commonground. The event, entitled 'Voices of Faith,' was organized by the Student Multifaith Council and sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Tucker Foundation and the College. The organizers said they hoped to spark discussion about perceptions of faith and the evolution of students' personal faiths at Dartmouth. Panelist Adam Sigelman '05 opened the discussion by talking about how he found faith at Dartmouth in Zen Buddhism. He then told the audience how meditation helped him center himself... Anjali Deshmukh '07 addressed the difficulty students of some faiths experience in her speech... Other students chose to address the religious questioning some students undergo upon arriving at a place where family and community no longer dictate faith choices... Patrick Dunn '06, a member of campus group Christian Impact, said that although building cooperation between religious groups on campus might seem impossible, interfaith friendships enhance student life... College Chaplain Rev. Richard Crocker helped start the annual event last year to give students an outlet to talk about their faiths."