September 29, 2006
by Reb Yudel
Jason Millman of Jcampus reports a triple-faith triumph scheduled for Boston U:
When Jewish students sit down to break the Yom Kippur fast next Monday night, they will have some company.full story here.
In an event hosted by the International Students Consortium along with
the Howard Thurman Center, BU Hillel, the Islamic Society and the Hindu
Student Council will sit down together at 7 p.m. on Oct. 2 to break the
fasts of Yom Kippur, Ramadan and Dussera, respectively.
Hillel’s Director of Student Activities Kip Lombardo said Boston
University is the first school he knows of that is putting together a
multi-faith dinner of this magnitude.
“No one else is doing this kind of joint program, and it really reaches
out,” Lombardo said, explaining the dinner is meant to bring separate
faiths together, though not to explore the religious aspects of the
“It’s about finding common ground,” Lombardo said. “We’re not looking to throw Hanukah decorations on a Christmas tree.