The ICJ has joined other leading human rights NGOs in setting out a range of specific measures to increase the effectiveness of UN Special Procedures – independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council to address particular themes or countries.
Dean Thacker, the student body president for USU Eastern in Price, grew up Mormon.
Bonnie and the students have been doing great interfaith work for three to four years now."Some of that work includes the creation of the USU Interfaith Council and associated activities like "speed-faithing," an event people from all religious backgrounds can attend to hear other perspectives in a quick way, a la speed dating.“The Intermountain West is a very unique region,” she said. And yet, our students, when they graduate from here, are entering a religiously diverse world as they begin their professional life.”“We wanted to have this conference here to be able to begin having this conversation about how to promote positive relationships among religiously diverse communities, to build capacity in our students for becoming engaged citizens in a religiously diverse world,” she said."I think the biggest thing I got out of it is it's OK to talk about religion. "For us to really understand why people choose religion, we have to understand where they're coming from, and we have to love and respect them."Later on, conference attendees broke up into groups for “speed-faithing.” In the late afternoon, to wrap up the conference, all attendees got together to talk about how they could take what they learned from the USU Interfaith Conference and apply it in their own communities.“We’re giving students an opportunity to brainstorm with their fellow students from their home campuses about how they would take the movement of interfaith cooperation home,” she said.
“The proof of the pudding is how we see this movement on their campuses continue to develop as a result of the feeding of the ideas that happen here.” While The Herald Journal welcomes comments, there are some guidelines: Keep it Clean: Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexual language.
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