Top grant helps promote inter faith work

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DSU have been awarded the maximum grant by the Inter Faith Youth Trust to help boost student experience through a number of events.

The Inter Faith Youth Trust promotes and enables inter faith work and understanding within young people in the UK, and helps fund similar projects.

It has now given DSU £500 – the largest grant available – to promote these values amongst our members through student-led and student-focused events.

Tom Nicholls, DSU Volunteer and Societies Manager, said: “DSU represent, inspire and involve our students to enhance their university experience.

“In our department we oversee more than 2,500 registered student volunteers getting involved in hundreds of projects on and off campus each year.

“We also support over 120 student-led societies including 12 faith and belief societies, varying from Islamic to Christian to Hindu and Sikh.

“Whenever we run inter faith events we ensure all are invited, whether they have a faith or no faith and we ensure we don’t only open them up to students within societies either – we open them up to everyone at DMU.”

The team will now use the money, plus funding from the Students’ Union, to develop a yearlong series of events with a particular focus on Inter Faith Week from 15 to 21 November this year.

The events will be organised in collaboration with the University’s own Chaplaincy team and the Inter Faith Association – one of our student-led societies designed to encouraged engagement between faith and belief societies.

The Inter Faith Association aims students of all faiths and none to share their experiences and deepen understanding of faith through organising trips to multi-faith centres, faith trails around the city and other inter faith events throughout the year.

There will be the chance for all who are interested to get involved throughout the year, so make sure you check the DSU website regularly for news. For more information about the Inter Faith Association, click here.


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