BINGHAMTON, N.Y. – The Binghamton University Interfaith Council, a group comprised of both on- and off-campus faith leaders, will hold a grand opening for its new space from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in Room 306 of the University Union West, on campus.
The new space is a place for students to gather both formally and informally with the 23 members of the council to discuss and learn about different faiths, as well as their own.
The council is comprised of faith leaders from around the Binghamton area and leaders of Student Association-chartered faith organizations. Beth Riley, assistant dean of students, said the council members have previously assisted the University.
“Faith leaders of the Interfaith Council have already volunteered over recent years to assist campus staff during times of crisis,” Riley said.
The Council aims to promote unity and inclusivity while maintaining the diversity of the many religions celebrated throughout campus. Its mission is for members to serve as counselors and resources, provide a venue for discussion, foster appreciation for the variety of faith groups at Binghamton University, facilitate interfaith dialogue and help connect students to faith communities, if they wish to do so.
Council members plan to collaborate with students to hold speaker and pop-up events, as well as other creative activities to fuel growth of the group.