As published in the Campus Times
On Thursday, members of the UR community gathered for the Religious Diversity Celebration to honor various religious groups present on campus. The tone and theme of the event was immediately established when eight students of different ethnicity and faiths stood at the altar of Interfaith Chapel’s Sanctuary Level and spoke different languages. Although the students were of different ethnicity, faiths and native languages, they were striving to communicate a single message to promote peace amongst all.
“When I first came to the University of Rochester’s campus, I looked to my right and saw the Rush Rhees Library, a symbol of the school’s dedication to academics,” UR President Joel Seligman said in his opening remarks about the significance of religious diversity on campus. “When I looked right across from the Rush Rhees Library, I saw the Interfaith Chapel, the embodiment of the school’s religious diversity.”