The Presidential Commission on Interfaith Initiatives will be hosting its third dialogue of the academic year from 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Founder’s Memorial Library staff lounge, on the library’s lower level.
The February topic is “Love and Kindness: A discussion about the role of love in our belief systems today.”
Valentine’s Day puts love and kindness on the minds of many during the month of February, and the topic has gained further interest in the midst of America’s current political climate. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend, listen and engage in conversation on how perspectives on love are influenced by different faith or belief systems.
During the evening of discussion, Lise Schlosser, who spearheads the “Kindness Counts” campaign to identify local needs and empower folks to respond with kindness, will share her take on the topic and how it moved her to take action in our community through a project called “The World Needs More Love Letters.” Schlosser has a B.A. in anthropology (’97) and an M.A. in English (’06) from NIU and is a longtime community member.
Upcoming topics for 2017 include: “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].