wInterfaith: Lunch and Learn Interfaith Dialogue

wInterfaith is an opportunity for the campus community and the larger Elon community to engage with each other around different expressions of religion and spirituality. The program is a collaboration with the Elon Community Church.

This year, wInterfaith conversations will focus on the ways that members of different faith traditions think about, and live into, the intersections of faith and justice. In three different panel discussions, for lunch on February 8 and February 15, and dinner on February 18, students, faculty and staff, and members of the Elon community will gather for meaningful interfaith conversation.

Spirituality and Land Justice

Wednesday, February 8 at 12:30 pm, in the McBride Gathering Space of the Numen Lumen Pavilion. Elon students, faculty and staff: RSVP here by February 1.

Our panelists will be Dr. Crystal Cavalier-Keck, co-founder of Seven Directions of Service and citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation in Burlington, NC; Becca Bishropic Patterson, Associate Director of the GLC; Aubee Billie ‘25, a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and a tribal ambassador; and Sakura Kawakami ’26, a member of the Māori Te Arawa and Ngati Porou iwi of New Zealand.

How Faith informs Social Action

Wednesday, February 15 at 12:30 pm, at the Elon Community Church. Elon students, faculty and staff: RSVP here by February 8.

Our panelists will be Rev. Randy Orwig,  Senior Pastor of Elon Community Church United Church of Christ and member of the Elon Town Council, Rabbi Dr. Geoffrey Claussen, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Lori and Eric Sklut Scholar in Jewish Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, and Sydni Brown ’24, a junior studying Strategic Communications who is passionate about social justice, interfaith, and intersectionality.

Reproductive Justice Across Faith Traditions

Saturday, February 18 at 6:30 pm, in McKinnon Hall, our panel will also be part of the student-led Ripple Conference.
Elon students, faculty and staff: RSVP here by February 11.

Two of our panelists will be Rev. Brandee Jasmine Mimitzraiem, Director of Institutional Engagement and Public Theology for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and Dr. Keeli Gailes, a physical therapist who works in the specialty setting of pelvic health and preventative healthcare.