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UNF hosts Religious Literacy for a Diverse Democracy Conference April 7

The Interfaith Center at the University of North Florida will host a Religious Literacy for a Diverse Democracy Conference, a free and open to the public event to learn more about religious and worldview diversity. The conference will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, on UNF’s campus at the John E. Mathews Jr. Computer Science Building, Building 15, Room 1304, with a 7 p.m. keynote speech by Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater.

The conference will feature interactive workshops, panel discussions featuring leading Jacksonville faith leaders, a keynote speech from Robert. P Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, and more. The full schedule for the day is as follows:

  • Kickoff and Meet Religious Studies and Interfaith Brunch: 11 a.m.
  • Interfaith Workshop with Interfaith Center Student Leaders: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Religious Studies Student Presentations: 1:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Jacksonville Religious Diversity Panel: 2 to 2:50 p.m.
  • Powwows and Christmas Trees – Ute Land Religion and Reconciliation featuring Dr. Brandi Denison, UNF Religious Studies: 3 to 3:50 p.m.
  • Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, and the Legacies of Colonialism featuring Dr. Ali Altaf Mian from the University of Florida: 4 to 4:50 pm
  • Small Group Discussion with Robert P. Jones, Keynote Speaker: 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Keynote Speech featuring Robert. P Jones followed by a book signing: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The UNF Interfaith Center seeks to promote interfaith cooperation and establish religious pluralism as a cornerstone of diversity on campus, in the community, and beyond. Through distinctive programs and services, the Interfaith Center engages the campus community by exploring religious and non-religious identities, fostering relationships across religious differences and developing the next generation of interfaith leaders.

For more information about the center or the upcoming Religious Literacy for a Diverse Democracy Conference, visit the website.