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Interfaith Retreat

Annual retreat in the spring semester

The annual Interfaith Retreat in the spring semester is a chance for students of all traditions and religious backgrounds to come together to engage in interfaith dialogue; to learn more about other traditions and to grow stronger in their own beliefs through exploration, dialogue and discussion. 

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Wondering if you should attend the next retreat? Here's what some of our participants who attended the retreat have to say! 

 

Interview with Ting Yu

IF Retreat reflection

Why did you decide to come on the retreat?

Because I was very interested in knowing the differences and common things between various religions

What did you enjoy most about the retreat?

I specifically loved the part where we were praying in different ways and holding hearts to worship Gods, Guru etc.

What is something you learned/a takeaway from the retreat?

I learned how people connect with each other and how people share their religious experiences.

Why would you recommend someone to come on this retreat?

I would recommend someone simply because I want to let that person to recognize something new about his/her faith, something that person would not otherwise notice.

What is one word you think of when you think of your retreat experience?

Brimful

 

 

Interview with Katrina Lim

IF Retreat Reflection

Why did you decide to come on the retreat?

​I decided to come to the retreat because an Intro to Theology class introduced me to other faiths and I wanted to have a more in-depth look at them.

What did you enjoy most about the retreat?

I enjoyed the fish bowl activity.  We got to hear, see, and feel people's vulnerabilities when they talked about the stereotypes of their faiths and what they actually thought of themselves.  I also liked the food.

What is something you learned/a takeaway from the retreat?

Even though people are religious, they are not trying to convert everyone to their faith.  I learned that although people take great pride in their faith, they are open to learning about other faiths.

Why would you recommend someone to come on this retreat?

​Even though I identify as spiritually seeking, everyone who did identify with a particular faith was really understanding and open with me.  They didn't feel sorry for me or thought I needed to be saved.  Whether you identify with a specific faith or not, people that go on the interfaith retreat are really loving and receptive.  It's also a great opportunity to learn about other religions.  This is why I'd recommend going on the retreat.

What is one word you think of when you think of your retreat experience?

Enlightening.

 

 

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