wInterfaith to explore the intersections of faith and justice on Feb. 28

wInterfaith is an opportunity for the university community and the Elon community to engage with one another around different expressions of religion and spirituality. wInterfaith is a collaboration with the Elon Community Church.

The Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Elon provides many opportunities for students, staff and faculty to learn about different expressions of religion and spirituality. There is also an opportunity to engage in various religious and spiritual ceremonies and events.

Flyer for wInterfaith with details of when it will be held.This year, the center is hosting its annual wInterfaith event on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 12:15 p.m. With the theme, “Intersections of Race and Religion,” the event will engage the community in conversations focusing on ways that members of different religious, spiritual and ethical traditions think about issues of race and religion.

Since the greater goal of wInterfaith is to bring together members of the Elon community, those who participate usually gain a better understanding about their colleagues and peers. This is a great experience because it offers a chance for community members to form deeper connections. Students, faculty, staff and members of the Elon community will gather for meaningful interfaith conversation over lunch to dig deep into this important issue.

“wInterfaith is a wonderful opportunity for Elon University students and colleagues to join with Elon community members around issues of religion, faith, spirituality, and ethical reflection,” said University Chaplain and Dean of Multifaith Engagement Rev. Kirstin Boswell. “In partnership with Elon Community Church, we look forward to hosting this year’s panel, focused on differing perspectives of race and religion.”

wInterfaith in previous years has featured individual speakers as well as panel discussions, all with the goal of bringing people together and discussing their identities and how they practice their faith daily.

This year’s panelists are Dr. Sheila Otieno, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies, Rev. Donna Vanhook ’07, Alamance Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor and Associate Pastor at Union Chapel UCC, Jasper Serenity Myers ’24, Kayla Swenson ’25, and Fatmata Bah ’25.

This year’s wInterfaith: Intersections of Race and Religion panel conversation will be held in the McBride Gathering Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion. The conversation will be moderated by Rev. Kirstin Boswell.

People from all backgrounds and religious are encouraged to participate in this year’s wInterfaith discussion. This is a time for people from various diverse backgrounds to engage in well-rounded conversations. Registration is required.