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Oct. 10, 2016 - Two staff members, a faculty member, and three students from King’s College were invited to participate in a panel at the Sixth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge held near Washington, D.C., last week.
A group from King’s attended the conference last year to gather ideas for appropriate campus inter-faith activities. Their efforts included a fast for Syria that raised several thousand dollars for Syrian refugees, a breakfast meal and reflection event. The success of the events earned the group an opportunity to participate in this year’s conference as panelists.
Participants in the panel discussion, titled “Building Interfaith Communities of Welcome: Engaging Immigrants, Refugees, and International Students on College Campuses,” were, from left, Dr. Janice Thompson, theology department; Jasmine Tabron, Diversity Office; students Sara Ahmed, Umar Alkhaldi, Ida Dumbuya; and Dr. William Bolan, Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning.