Interfaith Cooperation & Service
In 2010, the Obama Administration launched the White House Initiative on Interfaith Cooperation and Service and invited colleges and universities to provide opportunities for students of different faiths, as well as those who are not aligned with a particular religion, to learn about different belief systems and perform service projects with students from a spectrum of religions. The goals is powerful yet simple:
To build understanding between different faith communities thereby
decreasing sectarian animosity and violence and contributing to the common good.
Gallaudet has joined the White House Initiative by sponsoring interfaith workshops and discussions, offering undergraduate courses on related topics and coordinating service projects that bring together students with various religious and non-religious backgrounds.
Are you interested in learning more about world religions? Consider these opportunities:
Visit the Tibetan Buddhist Community of Washington, DC.
Visit the Gandhi Memorial Center.
Visit the Muslim Community Center in nearby Silver Spring, MD
Visit the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington.
Visit the Washington National Cathedral.
To learn more about the concept of Interfaith Cooperation and Service read about the great work that is happening with the INTERFAITH YOUTH CORE.
If you are interested in organizing or participating in an interfaith service project please contact Community Service Programs.
Together we can end religious violence!