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Interfaith dialogue tackles ‘attitude of gratitude’

November 11, 2016

The NIU Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives is hosting a monthly interfaith dialogue series for the 2016/17 academic year dedicated to exploring timely topics from an interfaith lens. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join us for this month’s discussion on Tuesday, Nov.15, 6 p.m., at the Founders Memorial Library in the Staff Lounge located on the lower level.

The November topic will be “Attitude of Gratitude: A discussion about the role of gratitude in our belief systems today.”

Gratitude seems to be all the rage these days from social media challenges to bestseller self-help books. As America prepares to celebrate a national holiday dedicated to being thankful, join the campus and community for a conversation about the role and impact of gratitude from an interfaith lens.

Attendees are invited to listen to perspectives on gratitude influenced by faith as well as share personal perspectives through reflection and group discussion on the following:

  • What is gratitude and where does it come from?
  • Why do we have to be grateful?
  • How do we show gratitude and why?

Upcoming topics for 2017 include “Love and Kindness” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, “The Role of Spirituality in Forming Education” on Tuesday, March 21, and “Faith, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation” on Tuesday, April 18.

For more information contact Andrew Pemberton at [email protected].