|Lauren D. Gonzales “Interfaith Stories to Encourage Understanding and Children’s Literacy"|
As a Catholic university, UIW strives to promote understanding as Pope Francis has said, “The Catholic Church is conscious of the importance of promoting friendship and respect between men and women of different religious traditions and of the responsibility which all of us have for our world, for the whole of creation, which we must love and protect. There is much that we can do to benefit the poor, the needy and those who suffer, and to favour justice, promote reconciliation and build peace.”
Alejandra Escobar sharing “Cooking Up Conversations: Interfaith Gatherings Centered on Food”
website notes that they are “working towards an America where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions can bridge differences and find common values to build a shared life together. Look at American democracy today and you’ll see a society trying hard to live up to its ideals in the face of unprecedented diversity and difference. It’s not just in the news. In today’s America, we all navigate deep differences with others in our everyday lives. Especially when it comes to religion. Whether or not our diversity is a good thing is entirely up to us. As a community, we can make it the thread that binds us closer. Otherwise, we allow apathy, tribalism, and voices of intolerance to define our futures.”
Karla Bello-Mondragon shares "Painting with Faith: an Interfaith Art Workshop”To learn more details about how families, friends, individuals from their homes can participate in these enjoyable virtual opportunities:
“Painting with Faith: an interfaith art workshop,” starting July 19, Sunday at 6 pm, see
“Cooking Up Conversations: Interfaith Gatherings Centered on Food,” or “Interfaith Stories to Encourage Understanding and Children’s Literacy," return here for registration details. Centers and schools can also participate in some of these activities which will start soon.