Winterfaith 2022 to provide multifaith education to the Elon community

Three speakers will engage with the Elon community members on their respective religious and spiritual journeys.

The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life and the Elon Community Church present Winterfaith 2022, a three-day symposium to learn about different expressions of religion and spirituality.

From Tuesday, Jan. 18 to Thursday, Jan. 20, there will be three different speakers to share various religion and spiritual practices with Elon and the surrounding community.

Each day will be held at the Elon Community Church and is free for students. Faculty, staff and community members who wish to attend will be charged $8 at the door. Students will also be offered a free lunch.

“My hopes are that Winterfaith will provide an opportunity for the campus community and the larger Elon community to engage with each other around shared conversations about different faith traditions,” said University Chaplain Kirstin Boswell.

“I love the fact that people can attend in-person to connect with the topic and each other in a personal way, but we also have the option of listening and asking questions via Zoom for COVID safety reasons. Either way attendees tune in, Winterfaith is a wonderful space where community and learning intersect,” Boswell added.

If you plan on purchasing a meal, RSVPs can be made at this link. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 14.


Tuesday, Jan 18 | 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Kulpreet Singh Koura, an Elon parent and active member of the Sikh Gurudwara of North Carolina in Durham.

Wednesday, Jan. 19 | 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Jack Thatcher, a member of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Raleigh. Thatcher joined the Baha’i Faith in 1972 and has served on the Local Spiritual Assemblies for over 40 years.

Thursday, Jan. 20 | 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Father Peter Tremblay is a Franciscan Catholic and has been the associate chaplain for Catholic Life at Elon since 2016. Tremblay was ordained a Catholic Priest in 2012.