Loras Link: Spiritual Life Hosting Upcoming Interfaith and Peace Conferences

River Crossing: Interfaith storytelling and leadership, a two-day conference, will be held at Loras the evening of March 3 and all day March 4, focusing on interfaith relationship building on area college campuses. Participants will develop their skills in interfaith storytelling, network with other student leaders, and build interfaith awareness at their school.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Hind Makki, an interfaith educator who holds a degree in International Relations from Brown University. She develops and delivers trainings on civic integration through interfaith action, anti-racism education and youth empowerment. Hind, a former Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, is the founder and curator of “Side Entrance,” which helped to catalyze a national conversation focusing on women in the mosque. She has appeared on Al Jazeera English, Chicago Public Radio, and Huffington Post Live; her work has been featured in Alarabiya News, AltMuslimah, The Cambridge Companion to American Islam, Common Ground News, The Economist, The Huffington Post, Islamic Horizons, National Public Radio, PolicyMic; and she has published pieces in The Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, Salzburger Nachrichten, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

To register, visit loras.edu/ecommerce. For additional conference details, please feel free to call Dr. Chris Lammer-Heindel at 563.588.7056 or email Christoffer.Lammer-Heindel@loras.edu.

River Crossing Conference


In August, the Loras College Father Ray Herman Peace and Justice Center will host a Peace Institute, aimed at teaching young adults entering grades 10-12 skills and experiences that allow them to promote peace in their personal lives and community.

The three-day camp will highlight themes around Peace with Self, Peace with Others and Pace with the World. Daily activities will include prayer/meditation, music, games, expression through art, service, group reflection and intentional dialogue.

For additional conference details visit the link below.  If you know a developing leader who could benefit from the exclusive peace training of Loras College Peace Builders Institute, please email Lindsay.James@loras.edu to nominate them.

Peace Institute