“Religion reminds us to be humble in a way.”
~ Pilar Nelson
In addition to DYC Unity Week, Rev. Jan and Fat. Patrick of the Campus Ministry led a Religious Tolerance event that took place that Tuesday in the Blue Lounge. The event raised awareness on how religion and religious studies can play a role in our daily lives.
Pilar Nelson is a Graduate Assistant in the office of Multicultural Affairs alongside Ms. Yolanda Wood. As part of her title, she helps organize various programs along with other programming committees for the campus community. While there, she was kind enough to give us some of her own thoughts on this event. She felt it was a well put together informational meeting on religion, though she wishes more people would have attended. “The word “religion” is very misinterpreted” in response as to why she believed was the cause for such a turnout.
Overall, she believes religion helps to remind people to be less selfish and to become more unified as a whole. With hope of spreading the word to others, she feels it could change other student perspectives of the topic on a more educational level. Furthermore, Nelson sees this type of event as an idea in the future for all students of DYC.