2014 Interfaith Understanding Conference

01 June 2014 05:00 PM till 03 June 2014 02:00 PM

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Event Description


June 1-3, 2014

Speaker and facilitators: 

  • Eboo Patel of Interfaith Youth Core
  • Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Panels that inlcude  ELCA College and University Presidents
  • More speakers to come!


Accomodations will be at Augustana College, Rock Island. All participants will have single rooms. Vegetarian, vegan  gluten and dairy free meals will be available. Kosher meals available upon request.

Participants: Each ELCA College or University is invited to send a campus team to the conference. Each campus cohort team should include if possible; 2 students of differing faith traditions, 1 faculty member, 1 chaplain or campus pastor and an additional administrator or the President. Each group will have time for specific planning for their campus, and there will be special times for students, chaplains, faculty and presidents to gather as cohort groups. Bishop Eaton and Eboo Patel will also have a special meeting time with presidents who attend.

Cost: Due to a generous grant from the ELCA Churchwide Organization and support from Augustana College, program, food, and housing costs will all be provided. Travel costs will need to be covered by each campus sending participants. 

Schedule: The conference will begin with supper on Sunday, June 1 and end with lunch on Tuesday, June 3. A detailed schedule will be sent to all participants at a later time.

Augustana College is a proud citizen of the Quad Cities, a diverse community of 400,000 residents which spans the border between Illinois and Iowa on the Mississippi River. The metro area is made up of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and the smaller surrounding communities.

Participants traveling to the conference may drive or fly. The Quad City International airport is a short distance from campus. MLI is the airport code. Augustana will provide airport transportation to and from campus as well as free parking for those who drive.


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01 June 2014

5:00 PM

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Augustana College
639 38th Street
Rock Island
United States

About the organizer

Kristen GlassPerez
Augustana College, Rock Island invites you to a conference for presidents, students, faculty, and chaplains at ELCA colleges and universities to discuss best practices, tools for, and real stories of exploring interfaith engagement and developing interfaith Literacy on ELCA college and university campuses. This conference will help cohort teams from each campus plan for interfaith engagement on their own campuses.


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