Our goal is to have a long-term impact on campus by increasing the number of Colgate students both engaged in service and engaging one another in intentional conversations about their beliefs and values. We hope to inspire students to reach across their differences to find common ground in their daily lives – both at Colgate and beyond.
We are currently planning an interfaith service trip to Gottingen, Germany, for the summer of 2013. The goal of this trip is to bring together students of diverse belief systems to bond over service, and to foster these students' commitment to interfaith literacy.
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Initially, work centered on domestic poverty and educational opportunity, but as the initiative has gained momentum, it has expanded to conduct programs such as the following:
- A volunteer trip to the Johnson Park Community Center, a place that promotes positive change in the heart of Cornhill (the poorest neighborhood in the City of Utica, New York)
- Disaster relief efforts following flooding in central New York following hurricanes Irene and Leigh
- A Martin Luther King, Jr. Day lunch conversation on interfaith service
- A movie screening of Flow with an ensuing discussion of the importance of clean water across many belief systems
- A 10-hour fast culminating in a conversation about hunger
- And, a meeting with interfaith activists Georg and Wilma Iggers