Common Ground Inter-Religious Conference, Oct 8: Co-Hosted by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Rutgers

Common Ground 2015

Announcing the COMMMON GROUND 2015 Conference.

This event is co-hosted by the American Humanist Association and the Xaverian Missionaries, with local support by the Humaniist Chaplaincy at Rutgers.

For more information and a list of speakers and events, please check out the website and Facebook page.  To register, please use the link.

Schedule of Events

8:00am Coffee, Refreshments, Sign-In
8:45am Introductory Remarks
9:00am Session 1: Finding Meaning in Life
10:30am Break
10:45am Session 2: Ethics and Values
12:15pm Lunch
1:45pm Session 3: Communities in Action: Leaders Speak Out
3:30pm Break
3:45pm Session 4: Communities in Action: Workshop
5:45pm Concluding Remarks
6:00pm SUGGESTED post-conference activity: Dinner on your own with your new found friends and partners in social action!


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2 Responses to Common Ground Inter-Religious Conference, Oct 8: Co-Hosted by the Humanist Chaplaincy at Rutgers

  1. Samantha says:

    I’m really happy that this event is available. The last time I attended a common ground debate I felt that the non-religious audience was quite rude to the religious speaker, who did handle it gracefully. However, this event does go on throughout an entire school day. What if I can’t attend the entire time? Can I attend any part of it? I’m not sure what other students would be able to attend.

  2. Barry says:

    This will not be a debate. The goal is to respectfully understand different points of view and find what we have in common that can allow us to work together. I think it all begins with common human needs, from the biological to the needs for understanding, connection and love. It’s okay to attend part of the day. We’re hoping instructors will see the importance of this event and allow students to attend as much as possible. Thanks for asking.

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