During the first week of January 2016, the Interfaith Center welcomed a group of twelve students from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This diverse group was comprised of students with Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, and Atheist backgrounds with university majors from Gender Studies to Pre-Med who gathered together to take part in a transformative week of service, learning, and dialogue.
During the week, they visited a number of faith communities including Christ Church, Samarpan Hindu Temple, Won Buddhist Temple, Upper Darby Sikh Gurdwara, the Philadelphia Baha'i Community, and Masjidullah. The group's service component, which was focused on the issue of homelessness, brought them to such organizations as Grace Cafe, Depaul House, Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, and The Monkey and the Elephant Cafe. The students were also lucky enough to have their trip coincide with Mayor Jim Kenney's Inaugural Interfaith Prayer Gathering.
Thank you, Rutgers, for embracing our Dare to Understand message and for bringing your intelligence and exuberance to Philadelphia!
Click here for more photos from their week!