Campus Wide Fast: Tuesday, November 29th, 6pm, Scharf Hall
Join the Duke Faith Council and Undergraduate Faith Council for a day of fasting followed by a vegetarian dinner at 6pm in Scharf Hall. During dinner Dr. Laurie Patton will moderate an interfaith panel on food, faith and fasting. Other panelists include: Jeremy Yoskowitz (Jewish Life at Duke), Usha Rajagopalan (Hindu Student Association), John Stonestreet (Orthodox Christian Student Association) and Mona Hassan (Religion Dept). FLEX and cash donations will be collected at the event to help purchase meals for the Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event taking place on MLK-Day, January 16th in partnership with Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnerships. This event is part of Duke’s “Interfaith Community Service Challenge“.
This year Duke University will be participating in President Obama’s “Interfaith Service Challenge” – a year-long commitment to interfaith engagement and community service across college and university campuses – with a focus on food and its many different religious, ethical and cultural implications. Members of the Duke community will be able to participate in interfaith reflections on the ethics of food and participate in a wide range of food-related interfaith service projects including
For more information on interfaith programs and how they relate to Food at Duke, contact Christy Lohr Sapp, Associate Dean for Religious Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-684-2909