Catching our breath after Inter Faith Week...

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Wow! We’ve only just caught our breath after what was an awesome Inter Faith Week at DSU.

It all kicked off with the launch event in the lounge last Monday – we saw loads of you come down to our Inter Faith cafe and take a selfie as Faith Friends and take part in our silent discussion around beliefs.

We also saw the first ever Inter Faith Cup – a five-a-side tournament organised alongside Campus 330 – that saw a thrilling 20-goal extravaganza for the final between the Islamic Society and the Libyan Society. Salah Maswoud scored seven of the Libyan team’s 15 goals and took the honours as man of the match.

And last but by no means least was our free celebration event and film night and we had a good turnout of people from different faiths or of no faith come together to bond over some grub and a movie.

The week was organised by the Inter Faith Association, a volunteer-led group at DSU, with help from a number of our faith societies.

Tom Nicholls, Volunteer and Societies Manager, said: “There was a big buzz within the students’ union and it was great to see so many new faces involved in our Inter Faith week activities.

“It was also nice to work with key colleagues at the university, such as the DMU Chaplaincy and Mohammed Laher, the university Imam.”

He continued: “I am very proud of the Inter Faith Association who took a lead role in organising the whole week.

“The great thing is there will be new societies form as a result of this week and it has raised the awareness of people that setting up a faith-related – or any – society is easy and we’ve had some students set up a Catholic Society since.

“There has also been a lot more collaboration, particularly between those faith societies, which has been brilliant to see.”

Thank you to everyone who got involved and who helped out during Inter Faith Week. Keep your eyes peeled on our website and social media for more events soon!

You can check out our Storify of the week here.

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