President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge
Last year the Office for Religious Life and the Haas Center for Public Service collaborated on the President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge in a project concerning immigration, hunger and homelessness. This year, together with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, which is mounting a campuswide initiative on “Ethics of Wealth,” our focus will be “Poverty, Wealth and Faith”. We will continue our relationships with our existing community partners, as they address poverty along with immigration, hunger and homelessness.
Students will be invited to engage in community service through the Haas Center, participate in monthly reflection discussions informed by the Ask Big Questions project of Hillel International, enroll in a quarter‐long student‐initiated class, “Interfaith@Noon”, and partake in the year‐long “Ethics and Wealth” series.
If you’re interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Quarter 2013 events
Wednesdays / 12:00 pm / Arrillaga Dining Commons Study Room
“Interfaith at Noon”
The Office for Religious Life, the Haas Center for Public Service, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, and the Religious Studies department are offering an Interfaith@Noon course during spring quarter. The course will focus on “Faith and Wealth” and will explore both religious and secular views on wealth, poverty, philanthropy, and personal finances. This course is open to the public.
April 30 / 6:00pm / Roble Hall Seminar Room
A Roble Evening with Ernie Cortes
Student reflection session
Community Service Opportunities
Students are encouraged to get involved by volunteering with the groups listed below:
American Jewish World Service
Challah for Hunger
St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room
Stanford Commonwealth Challenge
Stanford Financial Literacy for Youth
Stanford Project on Hunger (SPOON)
Students for Engagement and Activism in Microfinance
Students Taking on Poverty (STOP)