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MOSAIC Interfaith Dinner


By Payal Shukla
STAFF WRITER

M.O.S.A.I.C. hosted their first interfaith dinner, BeInspired Together. The event took place in the House of Benedict on Thursday September 25th,

M.O.S.A.I.C. is an interfaith group on campus whose mission is to provide service opportunities to students, to service aside individuals of other faiths, and also strives to create an atmosphere in which talking about one’s faith is the social norm.

The purpose of the event was to introduce the interfaith group on campus, M.O.S.A.I.C., as well as have students, staff, and faculty engage in interfaith dialogue.

Junior Sandya George and senior Zack Oesterreicher hosted the event. They started with a prayer, and gave a brief history of the club MOSAIC, and introduced the past and future events of the group, hosted the event.

“The interfaith dialogue was notable with the Georgian guests and their participation and overall, the event brings as one step closer to creating interfaith awareness on campus,” said junior member of M.O.S.A.I.C, Sandya George.

After dinner, there was discussion, led by other members of M.O.S.A.I.C., about what faith means to each individual and how we can use faith to enlighten ourselves.

“I really enjoyed how the whole event wasn’t just about unifying people with their religions, but unifying everyone as humans,” said freshman Aditya Kapoor.

The event created an atmosphere for everyone to share his or her opinions about interfaith cooperation.

“We had a great turnout, and it was a great chance for people of different faiths to speak out and get a chance to be heard,” said junior member of M.O.S.A.I.C., Bhavana Movva.

M.O.S.A.I.C.’s future event includes: Hashtag Lunchbag, in which meals will be prepared and distributed to those in need in Chicago. For more information, please contact benedictinemosaic@ben.edu.