“What If? Speak In” inspires students, faculty and community members

On Wednesday evening, over 70 students, faculty and local religious leaderscame to the “What If?” Speak In at Alden Library. Students left the event inspired to come together to create a climate of religious pluralism at Ohio University, and to tackle the issue of local stream pollution from mining. Students and faculty shared stories about interfaith cooperation they had seen or heard about throughout the evening. Students discussed personal “faith heroes” such as Gandhi who inspire them, and about their vision of what changes they would like to see regarding the interaction of different faith communities on campus.

Nathan Schlater, from the Athens-based nonprofit Rural Action, discusses local water pollution due to mining.

Faculty panel members answer questions about why interfaith cooperation is important at Ohio University.

"Speak In" draws large crowd



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