September 13, 2013
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CONCORDIA TO PRESENT AT PRESIDENT’S CONFERENCE
Concordia College is among nine colleges presenting at the third annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23-24. This national gathering gives colleges that are starting interfaith programs an opportunity to learn about successful ones. More than 350 colleges and universities are participating nationally in the challenge this year. Concordia was asked to speak on the topic of interfaith engagement and the curriculum.
Dr. Jacqueline Bussie, director of the Forum on Faith and Life, and Concordia’s interfaith scholars Robyn Adams ’16, Littleton, Colo.; Anastasia Young’14, Butte, Mont.; and Chase Nelson ’15, Arthur, N.D.; will travel to Washington, D.C., for the presentation.
Bussie and Adams say the college’s partnership with author and founder Eboo Patel’s Interfaith Youth Core has helped Concordia gain wide recognition for its interfaith engagement. “Few schools have a minor or even a class in interfaith cooperation, and we are one of the first colleges to do so,” Bussie says. “Concordia is at the forefront of the emerging consciousness of this issue, and it’s a part of the college’s ‘Whole Self, Whole Life, Whole World’ strategic plan.”
Bussie says an important part of the Washington conference is celebrating the work that is happening on campuses across the country to provide students with opportunities to develop lifelong skills in interfaith cooperation and community service.
Concordia College is a four-year liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offering more than 60 majors, including 18 honors majors and 12 preprofessional programs.