To provide a forum for inter-religious dialogue among members, as well as to promote mutual understanding of diverse faith traditions through social events, lecture series, and service in the Duke and Durham community.
Saturday, October 29
A group of us gathered at a classmate’s apartment and chatted about Diwali while eating traditional sweets and snacks. Afterwards, we headed over to Penn Pavilion to take part in the annual on-campus Diwali celebration.
Winter Holiday Party 2016
Saturday December 10 at 8pm at Belmont Lounge
We celebrated the holiday season by decorating holiday cookies and sharing our favorite holiday memories and traditions.
Spirituality in Medicine
March 23, 2017 1pm in TSCHE Classroom 3
We hosted a panel with members of Duke Hospital Pastoral Services, including Chaplains Michael Gross, Biju Chacko, and Azleena Azhar, who spoke to us about talking to patients and families about spirituality, religion, and faith, and how this shapes the healthcare world.
April 12, 2017 at 7:30pm
Easter Egg Hunt
April 14, 2017, 12-1pm at TSCHE
After a brief session on the significance and history of Easter, we hid 100 easter eggs around TSCHE filled with candy and historical facts about Easter! Medical students, faculty, residents, and others found the eggs all around the building.
Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
April 21, 2017
Duke Med Interfaith teamed up with the Duke Christian Medical and Dental Association to cook a meal for residents at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham.
June 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
Iftar is the traditional meal Muslims eat to break their fasts during the month of Ramadan. We held an interfaith iftar to share these traditions with the Duke Med community. We discussed the history and significance of Ramadan and discussed cultural traditions as well! Then we broke our fasts with traditional Mediterranean food.
Persian New Year
June 18, 2017 at 8pm
We celebrated the Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz with fellow medical students. After discussing the history and traditions of this holiday, we enjoyed home-cooked traditional Persian foods.
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