Concordia’s student interfaith organization, Better Together, was honored nationally for its campus work and support.
The organization received a Better Together award for Best Overall Campaign from Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC). Concordia’s chapter incorporates interfaith learning into the classroom, put together 450 toiletry kits for Better Together Day and has built the interfaith program on campus over the last several years.
In addition, Dr. Jacqueline Bussie, Concordia’s director of the Forum on Faith and Life and associate professor of religion, was awarded the Outstanding Ally award, which is given to a staff or faculty member.
Bussie was recognized for ensuring that student leadership is at the center of the interfaith movement on campus and student leaders have the opportunity to flourish.
Concordia’s Better Together group will receive $500 and two free registrations to attend the annual Interfaith Leadership Institute hosted by IFYC.
IFYC, which was founded by interfaith activist and author Dr. Eboo Patel, is building a movement of people from all faiths and traditions who are working together to change the world. Better Together helps students build interfaith cooperation on their campuses.