Photo: Students end a tour of Glastonbury by blowing bubbles into the breeze on a hilltop. The group had just practiced a pagan circle ritual, one of the many experiences the students shared as they studied the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Pagan faiths during the trip.
A diverse group of Syracuse University students from different faith traditions spent their spring break in London exploring the rich and complex dynamics of life in a global, religiously plural city. Over the course of the trip, students shot photos and video, which they will use to create an art installation on campus.
The “Many Faiths, One Humanity: Interfaith Travel Study Experience” brought together 11 students from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Pagan faith traditions. The students departed Syracuse on March 13 and returned on March 22. They were accompanied by Tiffany Steinwert, dean of Hendricks Chapel; Jikyo Bonnie Shoultz, Buddhist chaplain; Mary Hudson, Pagan chaplain; Asim Mohammed, Muslim mentor; Ginny Yerdon, Hendricks Chapel’s special events coordinator; and Anne Beffel, Hendricks Chapel’s artist in residence.
To learn more about the project, visit http://onehumanity.syr.edu.