The IIT Office of Student Access, Success, and Diversity Initiatives and the Office of Spiritual Life and Service Learning partnered with WorldChicago to host a delegation of Syrian interfaith leaders on Main Campus on October 31. The delegation was part of a project bringing together Syrian leaders of many faiths to discuss interfaith and faith-based peace-building models, and to establish links with the well-organized Syrian diaspora community in the United States with the goal of reconciling and healing their society through community-based interfaith initiatives.
During their time on campus, the delegation visited the IIT Muslim Student Association’s mosque in Farr Hall, the Krishna House located off campus at 31st and Michigan, and IIT’s Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of St. Savior.
Following the tour of the dedicated-spiritual spaces available at IIT, the delegation joined a group of current Syrian IIT students for lunch in the Commons cafeteria before attending a brief presentation from Lynne Meyer, IIT director of spiritual life and service learning.
This event reflects the values expressed in IIT’s Diversity Statement and is intended to promote diversity at IIT.