Being a welcomed guest in another community is one of the profoundest ways to learn
The ORL regularly sponsors opportunities for current students to travel around the US and the world to learn about the intersection of practiced religion with human rights, social change, interfaith understanding, arts and culture, and more.
Recent delegations have included: Cuba — Religion, Human Rights and Social Change, Detroit — The Jewish/Muslim Dialogue Group, Thailand and Burma — Interfaith relationships and network-building for justice and peace, Ghana — An interfaith exploration of arts, religion and culture , Oman - An Interfaith Delegation Exploring Inter-Religious Reconciliation and Peace-Building and a Civil Rights Tour of the South.
During fall break 2018, the Office of Religious Life organized a trip to Oman to learn about inter-religious relationships in the Sultanate. We were hosted in Muscat by the Al Amana Centre.
Fall Break 2018 - Race & Redemption Tour -the focus of the trip was to explore the intersections of religion, politics in the Jim Crow south and the correlation between lynching and mass incarceration. The group spent most of the trip in Montgomery, AL where they participated in guided tours hosted by the National Center for the Study of Civil Rights and Alabama State University (ASU), a public historically black university. The week included a tour of the ASU campus and met with current students, attended lectures and talks given by those who participated in the civil rights movement, and visited the EJI (Equal Justice Initiative) National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum.