Ep. 9 – AU Social Consciousness Summit

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In this episode, we hear about a 3-day event at Andrews University, the Sixth Annual Social Consciousness Summit. The theme this year was “Border Wars,” and the topics covered were refugees, immigrants, and Adventist-Muslim relations. The Summit was a collaborative effort with various student groups working together to plan, promote, and put on the event.

In these interviews, we hear from some of the leaders who made the Summit possible. First, Jeff Boyd interviews Lhorraine Polite, the event coordinator. Next he interviews three students involved with Adventist-Muslim relations—Rebecca Murdock, Steven Sigamani, and Mohammad Talafha. The final interview is with Garrison Hayes, who leads a ministry of dialogue called The Agora. Then to wrap up the episode, Jeff Boyd shares about the films shown on Friday afternoon in the middle of the Summit.


2:00 Introduction to the Summit: Lhorraine Polite (Border Wars)

13:08 Thursday: “Being Muslim at Andrews”

49:50 Saturday: “The Agora: The Wall”

1:06:47 Friday: Food and Films. Discussion questions and film links are available here.

Thank you to my wife for reading the introduction to this episode!

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MUSIC: Our theme music is “Green Fields” by Scott Holmes, which is available at the Free Music Archive. In this episode, we also had music from the YouTube Music Library, including “Allemande” by Wahneta Meixsell, “Clouds” by Huma-Huma, and E Minor Prelude by, well, Chopin. My apologies for mispronouncing all of your names!

DISCLAIMER: And as always, our disclaimer: Adventist Peace Fellowship is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports work for peacemaking and social justice building upon the values of the Seventh-day Adventist tradition. We are not part of, affiliated with, or supported by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists or any affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Any content, opinions, statements, products or services offered by Adventist Peace Fellowship, are solely those of our organization, and not those of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


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