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November 23, 2012

Newman Center hosting ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

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When she attended Harvard, she was unsure whether she wanted to be ordained.

“I know it was a conversation I wanted to further explore. I chose Harvard because it felt right. Harvard has students from all over the country but (also) all over the world from just about all traditions.”

It wasn’t hypothetical to learn the worldview of a young, female Muslim in America.

“You actually have classmates and friends who are young, female and Muslim living in America,” she said. “You get to have conversations with people instead of just learning about them. So the interfaith conversations that you have in Divinity School is diverse. It becomes much richer than it would be otherwise than if you went to a different seminary where diversity wasn’t the same.” 

Her academic experience was enhanced by the instruction of great professors who were top scholars.

But …

“I think I learned more from lunchtime conversations,” Lent said.

Email Robin Caudell:

rcaudell@pressrepublican.com

IF YOU GO WHAT: Thanksgiving Service presented by the Interfaith Council of Plattsburgh and Clinton County. WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25. WHERE: Blessed John XXIII College Community Newman Center Catholic Church, 90 Broad St., Plattsburgh.

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