Interfaith Spring Symposium
Thursday, March 7, 2024
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, Augsburg University
Theme: Building Trust in Divisive Times
An annual invitation to build community, foster collaboration, and create a more caring world through learning about religious/spiritual/worldview diversity, participating in enriching dialogue, and networking with exceptional interfaith leaders.
As the most ethnically diverse campus in the Midwest, Augsburg University embraces students with a variety of religious beliefs and worldviews. Join us for this opportunity to learn about building partnerships across differences and how to face the future with hope and determination.
Schedule of Events:
10:30 a.m. – Registration Open
Guests are encouraged to check in at the welcome desk upon arrival. You’ll be escorted to your seats in preparation for the keynote address.
Coat check and valet parking are available for off-campus guests.
11:00 a.m. – Keynote Address from Manu Meel, BridgeUSA
Manu Meel will share how he views trust-building in these especially divisive times with an audience of students, faculty, staff, and community leaders. There will be time for Q&A. Reserved seating for sponsors and special guests.
12:30 p.m. Luncheon and Panel Discussion
Please join us for a special lunch immediately following the keynote address. Our Interfaith panel will feature three leaders whose work is rooted in building trust. Attendees will be seated at tables and encouraged to share in small group discussions with prompt questions from our distinguished panel. Augsburg Interfaith Scholars will join table discussions as well.
2:00 p.m. Symposium Concludes
Guests are welcome to tour the Augsburg campus or depart at the conclusion of the luncheon.