Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Discuss Children of Abraham at SDSU's Briggs Library

South Dakota State's Briggs Library will host a program and discussion on understanding Judaism, Christianity and Islam on Tuesday, November 19, at 7:00 pm, in the Archives and Special Collection Room on the second floor. 

This program will focus on the book Children of Abraham by F.E. Peters. Humanities scholar Ahrar Ahmad, Professor of Political Science at Black Hills State University, will introduce the topic and lead the discussion.

Briggs Library has copies of the book available on reserve for two-week check-out, and copies are also available at the Brookings Public Library.

This event is made possible by the South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

BIC Issues Statement on Syrian Conflict

At its October gathering, the Brookings Interfaith Council adopted the following statement regarding the civil war in Syria and the possibility of U.S. military strikes on that country. The statement will be released through local media:

The Brookings Interfaith Council applauds the choice of dialogue and cooperation over violence, and adds its voice to the call from people of diverse faiths and backgrounds around the world for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Syria.

Interfaith calls for a peaceful resolution to the Syrian conflict have also been issued by such organizations as the Universal Peace Federation, Australians for Reconciliation in Syria, and the Charter for Compassion.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

You're Invited to the Brookings Diversity Potluck

Have you moved here from someplace else and would like a way to meet the local community? Or do you ever think it would be nice to get to know some of the international members of the community, but don't know where to start?

Then this is just the event for you!

What: Brookings Diversity Potluck

Where: McCrory Gardens Visitor Center, 631 22nd Avenue

When: October 20, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm

What: Bring a dish to pass (optional) from your cultural background, or just something you like!

This is an event for the whole community, sponsored by the Brooking Human Rights Committee, SDSU Diversity, Equity & Community, and SDSU Aramark.  Its purpose is to bring people together, from here and from abroad, for conversation and friendship and good food.  This event is free and open to all.  The whole family is welcome to attend.