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Kickoff Meeting for Interfaith Justice League

Em Kianka ’13 invites you to a kickoff, in Espwesso of all places:

Interested in interreligious dialogue? Want to help expand and add depth to the conversations about religion on this campus? Passionate about fighting for social justice?

Tomorrow is the Interfaith Justice League’s kickoff meeting of the year! We are meeting at 5:30 PM in Espwesso (bottom floor of
Allbritton) and will be talking about ideas for programs this semester.

All new members are welcome! If you have ever wanted to come to an IJL meeting, now is the time to come!

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Espwesso

Thy Will Be Done: Film Screening and Pizza Dinner

Internationally acclaimed Cute Roulette connoisseur Emily Kianka ’13 writes in:

Brought to you by the Interfaith Justice League and Interfaith House, Thy Will Be Done is a brand new documentary about the first transgender minister in the Presbyterian Church. There will be free pizza and a lively discussion afterwards! Here’s the blurb:

“Thy Will Be Done follows Male-to-Female Transsexual Sara Herwig in her journey to ordination in the Presbyterian Church. The Church’s conservative groups do not recognize Sara as female and challenge her fitness and eligibility to be a pastor. In addition, it is crucial to Sara’s success that she has support from friends and family. The documentary explores the way in which alternative lifestyles and permanent choices of identity have the power to tear a family completely to pieces, only to bind it back together again, more closely but differently, than it has ever been before.

Tomorrow: Cookies and Milk, Sexuality and Religion

From Deena Godfrey ’12:

An open conversation about sexuality and religion, with cookies and milk! It’s going to be so awesome that Lady Gaga (and her egg) are going to make a guest appearance. Brought to you by the Interfaith Justice League, WesDEFs, and ResLife.

Date: Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 27
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Place: WestCo Lounge
Cost: [–]

Interfaith “Better Together” Brunch

Another event during WesFest from Carmen Yip ’12:

Come celebrate a fruitful year of interfaith work and education! Interfaith Justice League has done amazing programs such as Fast-a-Thon, What IF discussion and the Park 51 Panel. Additionally, there will be representatives from different religious and spiritual communities in Wesleyan. You will get to know about the spiritual life in our school!

There will be home-cooked brunch food as well as delicious sandwiches from Brew Bakers, free!
Check out our blog for more updates!

Generously sponsored by:
Interfaith Youth Core
ORSL and Father Hal

Teaching Religious Diversity: From the “Ivory Tower” to the “Concrete Jungle”

Remember Henry Goldschmidt ’91, Assistant Professor of Religion at Wes from ’04 to ’10? He’s now working at the Interfaith Center of New York, but he misses you. So he’s back this week for a lecture, which looks fascinating and involves free food. Carmen Yip ’12 writes:

Henry Goldschmidt ’91 is the Education Program Associate at the Interfaith Center of New York, where he develops public education programs to teach New Yorkers and others about the city’s religious diversity.  Prior to working at ICNY he was an Assistant Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University from 2004 to 2010.  He looks forward to talking with Wesleyan students–he misses them, really!–and reflecting on his work as a college professor and community educator.

This is an event you don’t want to miss! Pizza will be served.

Brought to you by the Interfaith Justice League and ResLife.

Interfaith Brunch

Think the world would be a better place if people of different religions would just get along? Come to a discussion and free brunch catered by Brew Bakers, and meet the (Muslim, Christian, and Jewish) chaplains and Interfaith Justice League. Students of all (and no) religious affiliations and backgrounds are encouraged to attend!

Date: Saturday, Feb. 12
Time: Noon – 2:00 PM
Place: Albritton 311