John Jay College
In partnership with the Desi Club, a student organization at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, HASC engaged to highlight the importance of Diwali from a Dharmic point-of-view—to include—different reasons for which Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists celebrate Diwali. The second component of the interfaith dinner included in highlighting the significance of Eid among Muslim Americans through the Imam.
Interfaith Dialogue Series: The Interfaith Dialogue Series at Rutgers University (Newark) seeks to examine the role of religion and interfaith communities in advancing world peace, security, stability and prosperity. The series aims to bring together Rutgers students seeking to develop connections with leaders from the local community, business firms and government to enhance their role of understanding of global affairs through cross-cultural and interfaith dialogue through experiential learning. The outcomes of the project include: (1) engaging in service projects in Newark, Passaic and Jersey City area, specifically within the refugee communities (2) developing policy papers through regional working groups and (3) developing a web presence to communicate the project to the broader community.Kansas, HASC participated in the Amazing Faiths Dinner with Global Faith Action to explain the significance and message of Diwali.