Let's Get Real, Rollins
September 23, 2010
On Monday, September 27, Rollins’ Interfaith Living Learning Community (LLC) will host its first event open to the campus—Real World Rollins. The College community is welcome to come meet the Interfaith students and engage in religious discussions, self-exploration and share some free food!
In this globalized world, it is more important than ever to be open to people from various backgrounds and different religious views. It’s not necessary or possible to know everything about the many religions and beliefs that are in the world today, but it is essential to be willing to fill in uncertainty with respectful dialogue and increased knowledge. It is important to change the fears and stereotypes that exist, and is essential that we learn about each other so we can coexist.
Religion often plays a significant role in developing people’s sense of self, and everyone in the Interfaith LLC identifies with religion differently, even if the religion is the same. For instance, one member identifies as a secular humanistic Jew, while another identifies as a conservative Jew.
“It’s important to remember that no one completely encompasses a religion, so Real World Rollins is not necessarily a showcase of religions, it’s about getting to know people and how religion plays a role in their life,” said Anna Montoya (Class of 2013), a participant in the Interfaith LLC.
The event will take place on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Join our students in the Sutton Lounge on the first floor of Sutton Apartments. The journey is your reward; come learn how you can make this world a more peaceful one!
For more information about the Interfaith LLC, please contact Rebecca Robbins, graduate assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
By Michael Barrett (Class of 2013)