ReThink workshop: Religious Diversity on Campus
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
There are, generally speaking, three ‘main world religions’: Abrahamic (e.g. Christianity, Islam, Judaism), Indian (e.g. Hinduism, Buddhism) and Taoic (e.g. Taois, Confucianism) but also many others, such as Aboriginal spirituality, Pagan and Wicca, for example. This workshop will explore the religious diversity of our campus and local community, and the issue of marginalization that results.
People have a natural tendency to get along better with those with whom they have things in common. This workshop will strive to put aside our differences and emphasize instead our commonalities, aiming to eliminate an “us vs. them” mentality. We’re all one and the same.
The ReThink campaign was created to address these issues as they occur on our campus at the University of Guelph. The reality is that injustice, social inequality, violence, and bullying happen everywhere in the world and Guelph is not immune. Over the years, Guelph has become more and more diverse, and it is our responsibility to make sure that we are respectful of the beliefs, cultures, and experiences of all of our fellow students, peers, and workers.
Date: Tuesday January 25, 2011