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Beyond the Status Quo: Finding Your Non-Traditional Interfaith Identity

Event Type
UIS Speaker Series
Student Union Ballroom
Jan 30, 2020   7:00 pm  
Parth Bhansali
Event is free and open to the public
Originating Calendar
ECCE Speaker Series Community Calendar

No matter your profession or faith, in order to develop and sustain a collegial and productive work environment, it is important to understand your own faith-based beliefs, and to be aware and understanding of the faith-based beliefs of your peers in the field in which you work. 


Parth Bhansali will present and examine interfaith challenges from a Hindu perspective, the importance of interfaith work in non-faith-based professions, and discuss ways to empathize and educate those who do not know much about different faiths.


The workshop component of this event will explore the challenges of religious identity in the workplace. Participants will discuss interfaith scenarios in small groups, navigate issues of religious and professional identities, and expand their awareness of interfaith challenges.


Parth Bhansali is a Chicago-based first-generation Indian-American.  He became involved with interfaith work while a student at Benedictine University, where he co-founded the Movement of Students Achieving Interfaith Cooperation (MOSAIC).   He aspires to transform interfaith conversation into something that transcends the faith-based community and hopes to inspire you to do the same.

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