Interfaith Conference celebrates inclusion, intersectionality

The Illinois Interfaith Conference presented a larger community conversation about faith on campus, and how it can actually be a uniting force.

Held Saturday, by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural relations, this conference was a collaboration between the Interfaith in Action, Muslim Student Association (MSA), the University YMCA, Illini Hillel/Cohen Center for Jewish Life, the University of Illinois Diversity & Social Justice Education and University Housing Social Justice & Leadership Education.

Muneeb Ansari, senior in LAS and outreach head of MSA, describes the conference as a time for people interested in interfaith work to come and exchange ideas and attend workshops.

Ross Wantland, Director of Diversity & Social Justice Education at the University, is proud of the unique program he helped create.

Wantland believes interfaith relationships are rooted in respecting other beliefs, building relationships and seeking opportunities to work alongside one another.


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