Interfaith Exploration Week Concludes at Hendricks Chapel
By Lauren Holdmeyer
On Wednesday, Hendricks Chapel concluded their annual Interfaith Exploration Week that happens every February.
Throughout the week, Hendricks offered services, conversations, masses, meditation groups, and several other activities for all SU students to engage in. The goal is to allow students to learn about religions and spiritual practices they are unfamiliar with, allowing them to learn more about both themselves and their peers.
However, Interfaith Exploration Week is not just an event that occurs here in central New York. The United Nations observes the first week of February every year as a time for people to come together and support each others’ practices.
Brian Konkol, Dean of Hendricks Chapel encourages students to consider exploring other practices that are different from what they are accustomed to. Dean Konkol says, “Interfaith Exploration Week is a reminder that we need not choose between our roots and our reach. That students can have both deep roots in a particular tradition and from those roots can create this reach that is inclusive, open, and curious.”
Even though Interfaith Exploration Week has come to a close for 2023, Hendricks Chapel continues to invite all students to engage in their services. The chapel hosts over 1,000 events every year.