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Better Together Bash and Benefit

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Thank you to all those who came out to the Elmhurst College Better Together Bash and Benefit last week! We had some good conversations about poverty, faith, and what we can do. We also gathered lots of donations (which I am taking to People’s Resource Center THIS WEEK Thursday- so if you still have money or maxi pads or diapers to donate, let me know as soon as possible at ecinterfaith[at]gmail[dot]com.


Rachel Nelson


What IF Speak in: a picture is worth 1000 words

In Elmhurst College, hunger, Service, Uncategorized, What If...? on November 12, 2010 at 6:19 pm

(Image: words “food” and “comfort” intersecting at the letter “O” to form a cross)


When I was cleaning after the What IF…? Speak in, last night, I found the above picture doodled on some of the butcher paper that covered the tables. I wish I could speak to the artist; I don’t know if he or she was intentional about the creation of a cross or if they were just playing Scrabble, but I choose to interpret it as a symbol of the artist’s faith.  This picture says more than I can about the speak in, it shows what we are working toward- people of faiths and traditions contributing to the common good of our global community by building a world in which both the hungry find comfort and are fed and through the relationships we build through this service we can feel comfortable to ask tough questions of our faith and of our community.

Safe Space Guidelines

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm

This blog may explore faith and values in a context you may not be fully comfortable with and from a perspective that may not share your beliefs and ways of life. Because of this, I must set out some guidelines so that all may feel this is a place where they can state our beliefs and work with our values.

-I can only write from my perspective, guest posters can only write from their own, you can only write from yours; if you do not understand something someone is saying, please feel free to ask a constructive question.
-Everyone who sees and voices their opinion on this website has a right to do so.
-When writing, please use statements that speak for only yourself, not a group or for others (use “I” statements).
-Suspend your judgement in this conversation and take time to consider what others have said before you respond, even(especially) if you disagree.
-Respect the importance of other writers faith, philosophical, or moral tradition in his/her/zir own life.
-Don’t expect others to know everything about your own tradition- be open to answering questions.
-No question is stupid.

These guidelines are also posted in the “Safe Guidelines” page of this blog.