By Brigid Flaherty
Interfaith is a growing part of the increasingly interconnected world. As some communities become more diverse, it is more common to meet people of different cultures, backgrounds, and faiths. Better Together, Loras College’s interfaith organization, plans to host an event where students and community members have the opportunity to learn about other faiths and world views, as well as ask questions.
Last month, the group led a trip to the Chicagoland area where some Loras students and faculty members visited the the Sikh Gurdwara, the Hindu Temple in Bartlett, and the Baha’i House of Worship of North America. In the fall semester, the group led a localized trip to the Tri-State Islamic Center, the First Congregational Church UCC, and Temple Beth-El. Visiting new places can come with some nerves or challenges, but it also provides the chance to ask questions and encounter people in a setting outside of a comfort zone.
Better Together will be having a movie night at 7 p.m. in ACC 453 on Mar. 18. The film is about an hour long and follows the main character, Morgan Freeman, as he experiences different faith traditions and discovers more about their beliefs and cultures. Check the school calendars for upcoming events.