NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight at 5:30pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Rutgers Student Center on College Avenue, there will be a new type of event on campus.
An interfaith discussion, free and open to the public, will be hosted by the Rutgers-based organization Student Peacemakers.
The Peacemakers aim to facilitate discussion on issues concerning tolerance, peace, religion, human rights, inclusivety and global advancment.
Its current Executive Board is comprised of current and past University students with common goals of enacting positive change locally and globally through faith and community-based practices.
On September 30 of this year, Student Peacemakers hosted a discussion-based event called “Tackling a Climate Crisis” where students and guest speakers spoke about challenges with the earth’s climate and its solutions like renewable energy.
At the Rutgers Center for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA), the Student Peacemakers gave a presentation on November 14. There, Patrick Parlej, the co-founder and President, defined part of the mission of the Peacemakers as highlighting “specific social issues that we think we can all agree on” through open discussion.
Today, Student Peacemakers invites everyone to “get a fresh perspective on religion coming from another student and work towards dispelling the stereotypes with faith!,” as indicated on an online event page with more than 50 people planning to attend.
Among the various religon and faith-based groups scheduled to participate, the Canterbury House at Rutgers University and the Rutgers Muslim Student Association are confirmed to attend with enthusiasm.
Representatives from religous organizations should feel free to contact Patrick Parlej, Student Peacemakers President, for more information on how to participate.
Free food will be available to those who attend Forum for Dialogue. People interested in learning more are welcome to email the organization at [email protected].
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