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Oxford College to host lecture on interfaith cooperation
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Interfaith Cooperation in a Time of Uncertainty, a program led by Hind Makki, the outreach education and training associate for the Interfaith Youth Core, will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Tarbutton Performing Arts Center at Oxford College. The program is free and open to the public.


Hind Makki received her BA in international relations, focusing on global security and diplomacy, from Brown University. In her native Chicago, she worked extensively within the Muslim community on matters regarding civic integration into American society, interfaith dialogue, education and youth leadership development, and is currently a 2008-2009 Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. She sits on the board of the Southwest Interfaith Team (SWIFT), representing the Orland Park Prayer Center, where she serves on the Youth Leadership Development and Outreach committees. She has also led youth development and civic engagement sessions in national Muslim and Arab American conferences since 2001. In the summer of 2007, Hind joined the Interfaith Youth Core as a Program Associate in the Outreach Education and Training program area, traveling to college campuses, congregations and conferences in the United States and Western Europe, offering presentations and trainings on promoting religious pluralism, effective interfaith service-learning and meaningful interfaith dialogues.

Makki’s appearance is sponsored by Oxford College’s Pierce Institute for Leadership and Community Engagement and hosted by the office of the chaplain. Says Oxford Chaplain Lyn Pace, “We welcome Hind Makki to Oxford, a place that already values strong interfaith relationships, and we hope that through this public forum she will deepen our commitment to interfaith dialogue and service.”