Fifth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge National Gathering

September 10-11, 2015

The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is an initiative led by the US Department of Education's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the White House, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Sessions offered the opportunity to learn from experts, share experiences, and hear from administration officials who share a commitment to community service with an interfaith engagement component.
This year, with the generous support of the International Shinto Foundation, KAICIID, and Intersections, the gathering expanded to include international experiences of interfaith and community service on campus. Georgetown University's Berkley Center and Hartford Seminary coordinated this first international track at the President's Challenge, which featured scholars, staff, and students engaged in interfaith and community engagement work. Discussion topics included interfaith work around post-conflict and conflict; experiences in Pakistan, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region; student-led research and dialogue work; explorations of complex faith identities on campus, and more.

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