The campus community is invited to take part in Faith Zone Interfaith Ally Training from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 30.
This is an interactive workshop that is based on the Safe Zone model used to train allies in LGBTQ understanding and support. RSVP by email to Chaplain Richard Priggie. A light breakfast will be served.
The workshop, developed and led by Chaplain Priggie, is for students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in developing skills to become an ally to those who want someone safe to talk to about questions of meaning and purpose, whether or not they identify with a particular religious group or not.
Faith Zone training includes:
• Guided self-reflection on the role that religion or spirituality or faith has played and does or doesn't play in your life,
• Learning about current religious demographics in the world, in the U.S. and at Augustana College.
• Beginning to acquire religious or interfaith literacy by hearing from leaders of eight Quad Cities faith communities: atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Unitarian Universalist.
• Learning and trying out best practices in acting as Interfaith Allies, using a case study approach.
• Finding out where to go and what steps to take to learn more.
Faith Zone Interfaith Ally Training will be offered once per academic term. Participants will receive an Interfaith Ally sticker to display, verifying their completion of this training.
Chaplain Richard Priggie, 309-794-7478