Interfaith in Action

  Serving our Homeless Neighbors Imagine how it feels to not have a home to go to at night, to not have a bed to call your own, and to not have a place to store your belongings. Imagine long nights on the street, in the rain and in the cold. Imagine not having enough money …

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Interfaith Backpacking

Selections from an Exquisite Corpse exercise from Davidson College's first Interfaith Backpacking Trip in South Mountain, North Carolina. #1 "If only joy were all we knew... our smiles would never fade even when the night is long we know that dawn is coming. I woke this morning to a field I had never seen a …

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Reflections on Room in the Inn

Davidson students reflect on their experience volunteering with Room in the Inn as part of Davidson College's Better Together campaign. "Although there is religious diversity on campus, Davidson doesn’t always do the best job at promoting dialogue and cooperation in religious life. Room in the Inn has been a really tremendous experience because it has …

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Encountering Homelessness

Davidson junior, Nina Anand, reflects on her experience volunteering at Room in the Inn with Better Together at Davidson College. Where was the last time you saw a homeless person?  Maybe on the side of the road asking for money or sleeping outside in a park... or maybe in Commons one weekend sharing a meal …

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The Gift of Service

Davidson freshman, Samanvitha Sridhar, reflects on her experience volunteering with Room in the Inn as part of Davidson College's Better Together campaign. I began working with Room in the Inn as a way to serve and provide for our homeless neighbors, but our neighbors ended up serving and giving me more than I ever expected. …

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Interfaith Service

Davidson senior, Nick Noreña, reflects on his experience volunteering at Room in the Inn with the Better Together campaign at Davidson College. I had never been involved with an interfaith organization before this year. I possessed very little knowledge regarding the practice of interfaith groups on college campuses; I had very little sense of what it …

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Working with our Hands

Davidson junior, Lindsay Beck, reflects on how her faith inspires her service. One of the things I appreciated most about the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) service project in South Carolina was the ability to simply disengage my mind and work with my hands. I was reminded of the fact that in Genesis 2, God gives …

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Born Again to Atheist: A Humanist’s Path

Reposted from "What's Your Calling?" http://www.whatsyourcalling.org/ Chris Stedman talks about becoming a Christian, leaving the faith, and his current efforts as  a secular humanist working to foster positive and productive dialogue between faith communities and the nonreligious. Chris is the Interfaith and Community Service Fellow for the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard  and the Managing Director of …

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En Route Discussion

Elie Wiesel My forehead was bathed in cold sweat. But I told [my father] that I did not believe that they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it.... “Humanity? Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories....” Around us, everyone was weeping. …

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An Interfaith Uprising in Cairo

An article by Ola Muhamed reposted from the IFYC website. Ola graduated in May 2009 with a BA in political science and international studies from UNC - Chapel Hill. During her time there, she served as an IFYC Fellow. For two weeks in national solidarity, Egyptian demonstrators – young and old, men and women, Christian and Muslim …

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