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November 16, 2017

President's Committee on Religion reminds K-Staters to embrace religious, nonreligious and spiritual diversity

Submitted by Christy Craft

The President's Committee on Religion encourages the university community to continue efforts toward achieving mutual understanding of and respect for all. 

Two recent events are examples of how the K-State community can come together. 

On Oct. 11, many campus and community members attended a Sukkot Solidarity Dinner that was planned in response to an allegation of vandalism to a Jewish Sukkah on campus. The interfaith event provided an opportunity for participants to enjoy fellowship with one another while learning more about Jewish faith and culture and was deemed a success by all involved. University police later determined the damage was caused by weather. 

The KSUnite kickoff on Nov. 14 provided an opportunity to express solidarity and affirm the dignity and value of every person. Several speakers gave inspiring talks at the event. We were reminded, at KSUnite, that people of all religious, nonreligious and spiritual identities belong in the K-State family.

With approaching holiday breaks, the committee reminds K-Staters to be mindful of the various religious holidays that might be celebrated.

The President's Committee on Religion encourages students, faculty and staff to share their thoughts about the religious, nonreligious and spiritual climate at K-State. To suggest ideas on embracing this dimension of diversity in a way that enriches the campus community, contact Christy Craft, chair of the President's Committee on Religion and associate professor of education, at ccraft@k-state.edu