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INTERFAITH CALENDAR  

Primary sacred times for world religions   

http://www.interfaith-calendar.org/2017.htm

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Interfaith Accommodations on College Campuses

This fall, Interfaith Youth Core is offering a three-part webinar series entitled Interfaith Accommodations on College Campuses. http://ifyc.org/onlinelearning/interfaith-accommodations-college-campuses The series will explore what it takes to create welcoming spaces for growing worldview diversity. We’ll cover: 

  • Common interfaith policies and accommodations 
  • Assessment options for determining need
  • Campus-specific steps for implementation 

Join us for

 

Facilities, Policies, Meal Plans, Oh My: Determining Your Campus Accommodation Needs (October 10, Gorman Building 120, 12 noon - 1pm)

 

So, Here’s the Plan: Taking Steps to Establish Interfaith Accommodations (November 7, Gorman Building 120, 12 noon – 1 pm)

 

The Difference it Makes: Communicating Positive Impact of Interfaith Accommodations (November 28th, Gorman Building 120, 12 noon – 1 pm)

 

UIW  Interfaith Conference sponsored by UIW Mission and Ministry, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017,  Tynman Hall, Oblate School of Theology. For Information contact Rev Trevor Alexander and Brenda Dimas dimas@uiwtx.edu  210-829-3128.


 

Peace Day, Oct. 25, 12 noon  - 1:15 pm, UIW Student Engagement Center 2030-2,  Nazi Racial Policy, 1933-1945: From Persecution to Extermination  by Dr. Roger Barnes, UIW Professor of Sociology, will examine Nazi policies on Jews and other "undesirables" before and during WW II.  He will explore how stereotyping, stigmatization, and hate fueled the Holocaust.  Finally the audience will be invited to explore how some of these forces are manifest in today's society. Contact: barnes@uiwtx.edu   

Peace Day, Oct. 25, 3:00 – 4:15 pm, UIW SEC 2030-2,  Would you have tried to stop the Jewish Holocaust? What are you doing in the face of Rohingya Crisis now? An outbreak of violence against a Muslim group called Rohingyas in Burma (Myanmar) started in 2012. Many have been killed or displaced and this has led to more than 500,000 terrified Rohingya refugees fleeing and going to Bangladesh. Dr. Lopita Nath, Assistant Professor of History, will lead a panel considering this crisis and the call to respond. Contact: nath@uiwtx.edu

Peace Day, Oct. 25, 6:30 pm, Raindrop Turkish House,  Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing Presentation led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty. Learn from our Turkish hosts about the respect for life in Islam. Raindrop Turkish House  http://www.raindropturkishhouse.org/contact-us/12-contacts/8-raindrop-turkish-house-san-antonio  4337 Vance Jackson. Ste. 203.  San Antonio 78230.  Behind the car wash.  RSVP for supper  sanantonio@turkishhouse.org    phone 210-337-1114  Contact: Mehmet Oguz oguz@thedialoginstitute.org (713) 277-5044

The UIW Saudi Student Club invites all to the Saudi National Day celebration with live traditional music, a Heritage fashion show, a documentary film about the history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, photographs, and traditional food. Learn of the center of Islam in Mecca. Monday, October 30th, 2017, 6 p.m. to 10 pm. UIW Rosenberg Skyroom at UIW. Contact 210-400-0755. E-mail: sscs.uiw@hotmail.com   www.facebook.com/SaudiClubatUIW/

Celebrate the South Asian holiday of Diwali: Festival of Lights at UIW! Nov. 1,  5 pm Photobooth and Henna, 6 pm Dinner, Puja and Performances, Rosenberg Skyroom, International Conference Center, Hildebrand at 281.  Featuring South Asian cuisine, dance and musical performances and festivities!  Co-hosted by International Affairs, Campus Engagement. Special thanks to Dr. Sushma Ramsinghani and Dr. Lopita Nath. UIW students free, but must bring UIW ID. General Admission: $5 (cash only) For Pre-sale tickets at the Student Engagement Center Welcome Desk or at the door.  RSVP required  https://goo.gl/forms/YkgaPHtbmXeejnXw1