Elon students urged to branch out


ELON, N.C. (AP) — Elon University students have been urged to reach out to people who have a different faith.

The Times-News of Burlington reported (http://bit.ly/13LmVQ9) that students at the spring convocation Tuesday were challenged to push their religious and social boundaries.

Harvard University humanist chaplain Greg Epstein told the students that if they graduated without meeting people of other faiths they had failed.

Eboo Patel with Interfaith Youth Core told the students they should have a meaningful, positive relationship with people of several different religions before they graduate.

Rabbi David Wolpe of Los Angeles told the students it might not be comfortable to meet people with other faiths, but he encouraged students to do it anyway.


Information from: Times-News, http://www.thetimesnews.com

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