Love of God/Love of the Good/Love of Neighbor: Building Interfaith Awareness at Phillips Academy

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01Feb2016
14Feb2016

The first all-school marking of Interfaith Week at Phillips Academy, Andover

At Many events of an interfaith initiative overseen by the Catholic chaplaincy and in collaboration with students and faculty across departments, student clubs and organizations, and religious, spiritual, and cultural communities of Phillips Academy.

180 Main St. Andover, MA 01810

Catholic chaplain / 978.749.4137

• Displays in main dining building lobby each day of the week on: the Golden Rule; interfaith and issues of: women/gender; care of the environment; work against poverty and hunger; food and traditions • Outside art installation projection of symbols across faith, religion, belief systems • Screening of documentary “Of Many” produced by Chelsea Clinton 2/2 • Public artist talk by acclaimed Chinese-Cuban-American artist/curator Katarina Wong “Buddhism, Monkey Mind, Chaos, and Connections” 2/3 (luncheon for students and artist; artist also working in classes with art department) • Fund raiser for area Merrimack Valley food pantries in collaboration with Merrimack College’s Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations’ project: “Think Globally/Act Locally: Feed Your Neighbor” 2/4 • Student interfaith panel “Ask Your Neighbor” 2/4 • Public talk by author/scholar Stephen Prothero “How to Talk (and Think) about the ‘R’ Word in Public” • Presentation by Native American on Native American Spirituality 2/11 • Makerspace/design activity with student interfaith leaders looking at how to raise interfaith/religious literacy on the campus 2/12 • Public performance of “Unveiled” by playwright/actress Rohina Malik 2/13 • Interfaith festival with arts, music, foods, performances 2/14 • Mindfulness meditation, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic services on campus.

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