The College at Brockport’s 14th Annual Diversity Conference

Event Title

Respecting Differences: Religion (Panel Discussion)

Description

Religious (or non-religious) beliefs can be a crucial part of one’s identify and, as a result, can be the cause of various forms of conflict. Conversations around respecting various religious (or non-religious) beliefs are a crucial way to help dissolve these conflicts. This panel discussion brings individuals from various religious (and non-religious) beliefs together to discuss the importance of respecting differences around religion and ways that Brockport can help foster respect and tolerance for other’s religious (or non-religious) beliefs.

Presenter(s)

Moderator:

Gordon Barnes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, The College at Brockport

Panelists:

John Benicasco, Student and Founder of Freethinkers and Atheists at Brockport (FAB)

Jeffrey Snarr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The College at Brockport, and Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)

Margot Van Etten, ThM, ABD, Campus Minister, Newman Catholic Campus Center

Rabbi Amy Sapowith, Associate Rabbi, Temple Sinai

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Oct 2nd, 3:30 PM Oct 2nd, 4:45 PM

Respecting Differences: Religion (Panel Discussion)

Seymour College Union, Ballroom West

Religious (or non-religious) beliefs can be a crucial part of one’s identify and, as a result, can be the cause of various forms of conflict. Conversations around respecting various religious (or non-religious) beliefs are a crucial way to help dissolve these conflicts. This panel discussion brings individuals from various religious (and non-religious) beliefs together to discuss the importance of respecting differences around religion and ways that Brockport can help foster respect and tolerance for other’s religious (or non-religious) beliefs.