STU Religious Studies: Celebrating Diversity

St. Thomas University is playing host to the Celebration of Faith in Diversity (CFID) on March 29 in Kinsella Auditorium.

Alex Bain, of the religious studies department, has been working tirelessly on creating this event. The event is free and open to every one.

The event is meant to celebrate different faiths and their diversity.

Brianne Gallant, a STU student said, “this event is important because it allows an opportunity for students and professors to get an inside look on Fredericton’s faith communities and about their practices and beliefs.”

The event is meant to be educational as well as enlightening. The hope of the event is that the others will be able to further appreciate different faiths and their diversity.

“People should come to the CFID because it’s an educational and unique experience to learn and socialize with Fredericton’s faith communities,” said Brianne.

Several faiths will be represented at this event. Some of the faiths at the event with be Catholic, Jews, Muslims Baha’is, Buddhists, Hindus and First Nations.

This is not only a great opportunity to learn about these different faiths but also to understand them, said Brianne.

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“The CFID is so important because it breaks down these preconceived notions and prejudices."

The event will also include a 15-minute performance of sorts and the theme will be hospitality.

The event itself will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Noel Kinsella Auditorium on STU campus.  Get more details here.