UUFP ARE Committee
We will watch and discuss the Ted Talk: “Interfaith Cooperation: An Invitation for All Beliefs,” delivered by Elizabeth Sink.
This interfaith movement is helping to dissolve the ever-rising tide of religious extremism present in society today, particularly on college campuses. Interfaith education, cooperation, and service are on the uptick at Colorado State University and in the Northern Colorado area, with the help of the long-standing Fort Collins area Interfaith Council. Let’s make this community a model for spiritual diversity.
Elizabeth Sink hails from the Midwest, where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Communication Studies from Aquinas College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She completed her Masters Degree in Communication Studies here at Colorado State University in 2006 and has been teaching here ever since. Her current scholarship, teaching, program and curriculum development considers our current cultural/socio/political landscape and advances progressive means of communication between differing religious/non-religious people. She is interested in the ways civically-based higher education affects students’ motivation for involvement in their communities, perceptions regarding their own biased and/or polarized views, understanding self-efficacy, and critical thinking processes.