Two students and one faculty member presented at the Parliament of the World’s Religions held Oct. 15-19 in Salt Lake City.
Rachel Crippen ’17 and Robyn Adams ’16, along with faculty mentor Dr. Jacqueline Bussie, were selected from among an international pool of applicants. They presented on Concordia’s newly proposed interfaith studies minor and the importance of interfaith studies for higher education.
“It is such an honor to be a part of the team that has this unique opportunity to share the work in the field of interfaith studies that so many at Concordia have contributed to,” Crippen says.
Crippen and Adams are interfaith scholars with Concordia’s Forum on Faith and Life. Bussie is the forum’s director.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions is an international gathering of diverse faith communities and leaders. Since 1893, the parliament has gathered once every five years for global dialogue among the world’s faith and philosophical traditions.
This year’s keynote speakers included Dr. Eboo Patel, Dr. Karen Armstrong and Dr. Jane Goodall.