Religious Studies Program Co-Hosts Interfaith Panel

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Roberta Sabbath

Feb. 27, 2020


The College of Liberal Arts’ Religious Studies program teamed up with UNLV’s Student Diversity and Social Justice office to host an interfaith panel titled, “Diverse Identities in the Performance of Agency, Religion, and Social Justice.” The Feb. 6 event drew 55 attendees ― representing the Las Vegas Interfaith Council, Hillel, and the Muslim Student Association, among others ― to the Student Union.

Roberta Sabbath, religious studies coordinator: campus and community partnerships and visiting assistant professor in the English department, coordinated the event.

Panelists shared how recognizing the diversity and intersectionality of lived identities enriches experience, decision-making, and ultimately, action in the performance of agency, religion, and social justice. Panelists included Askia Talib-deen, Susan Dubin, Anne Weisman, Will Rucker, and Catherine Scherwenka. They represented the Las Vegas Interfaith Council, CSN, the Governor's Council on the Holocaust Resource Center, University Medical Center, and the Inner Peace Initiative, an organization helping survivors of the 1 October mass shooting in Las Vegas.

View additional event photos here.