MRU’s faces of faith
Multifaith Chaplaincy gives students an opportunity to hear real stories of faith, encouraging interactions among all groups
Students of all walks of life are getting together to discuss a
taboo subject: religion.
The Mount Royal University Multifaith Chaplaincy is bringing students together at an event called My Story, encouraging dialogue about the meaning of faith in all different religions and beliefs — including atheism.
Four students will be sharing their stories: Sukhman Hehar who is Sikh, Asma Hanif who is an Ahmadiyya Muslim, Dayla Brown who is Christian and David Reil who is an atheist.
“So we want to give a space and a place for faith and for people to recognize that it is a huge conviction and a huge part of people’s lives,” said Kristal Hoff, a Christian Chaplain for MRU’s Multifaith.
Hoff acknowledges some of the stigmas around faith and that a number of people aren’t comfortable with the subject, but the space of My Story is great because “no one is afraid to ask those questions and no one is afraid to have those questions asked of them”.
“I hope that students who feel uncomfortable with faith would take this opportunity to come and hear people’s stories in a really safe and easy way and engage in it, knowing that it doesn’t have to be a private thing.”
The event will be taking place Jan. 21 at the Meditation Centre in the W-wing, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend, ask questions and share.