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Save the Date! GYC’s Second Annual Youth for Human Rights Gala 11 October , 2012
The COOLEST and MOST EXPENSIVE Shirt You Will Ever Buy 30 August , 2012
A New Way to Be Nonreligious: The Humanist Community and Interfaith Work 11 November , 2011
Should humanists focus on building nonreligious communities? Should humanists engage in interfaith work with the religious? And if so, what are the best ways to carry out these projects? Come share your opinion!
On Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m., join the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard, Park51, and the Center for Inquiry-New York City for a discussion, led by Greg Epstein and Chris Stedman, on communities for the nonreligious and the role of atheists in interfaith work.
Hosted by Park51 and Center for Inquiry NYC, in partnership with a wide swath of NYC-based organizations, this event is open to the public.
Co-sponsors: Harvard Humanist Alumni, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), New York Society for Ethical Culture, HUUmanists, The Humanist Institute, Ethical Humanist Chaplaincy at Columbia University, Reasonable New York, Faith House Manhattan, World Faith, Groundswell, Auburn Seminary, Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, Bronx Community College Secular Humanist Club.
RSVP HERE. Donations to support the programs are welcome.
What’s New at NYU? 28 September , 2011
This fall, World Faith at NYU is in a unique position as an NYU club. Several of our officers have graduated, as have many of our members. Our programming budget has been approved, but we have no traditional programs to serve as a framework for our calendar this semester. The result is a clean slate—and a mixed bag. While our manpower is diminished, we also have the opportunity to redefine our role in the NYU community.
Put simply, most faith-based programs at the university are interfaith in spirit. That is, any student is welcome to attend events sponsored by a religious organization even if they don’t identify with the faith tradition of the organization in question. The problem is that people who might be interested in attending don’t know that! I have been one of those people. Afraid that I wouldn’t be wearing appropriate dress, that I wouldn’t know how to behave respectfully, or that I just plain wouldn’t be welcomed, I chose not to attend. With these folks in mind, I believe that there is a need on campus that we can fill: to highlight and support opportunities for dialogue and service which already exist.
To do that, we hope to co-sponsor the service events of as many faith-based clubs as possible and to make a point of inviting people who might not automatically feel invited. In this way, it is my intention to foster connections between existing organizations instead of creating another of NYU’s stereotypical micro-communities.
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Original Post By Grace Patterson, President of World Faith @ NYU
Unity in Diversity Forum, Presented by the Global Dialogue Foundation 7 December , 2010
Following its recent success in Melbourne, the Unity in Diversity Forum is heading to India.
When: 6-8 February, 2011
Where: Thiruvananthapuram, Keraia
Under the auspices of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, the Forum will aim to open new pathways for increased understanding and collaboration among peoples and cultures.
Presented by Global Dialogue Foundation, and co-organizing partners SAGE Foundation and PeaceWorks, it’s anticipated the event will develop new thinking and create collaborative ventures.
Applications for the Marketplace of Ideas are now open. Civil society organizations in South Asia can submit their essay for an opportunity to present at the Forum. Click here for more information.