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Sun Devils Are Better Together (SUNDABT)

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50 Members

Traditions: Atheist, Christian, Islam, Jewish See All

Action Area: Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Policy Advocacy, Youth

Region: North America

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The purpose of this 50+ members interfaith group at Arizona State University (ASU) is bringing students from different worldviews together to voice their values and beliefs, to engage across lines of difference, and to act together to improve the community based on shared values. They gather in weekly meetings for dialogue and discussion, in monthly events to celebrate cultural diversity, and in an annual service project to meet the needs of the local community. They started about two years ago, initially within student and cultural engagement. ASU has huge, active faith and non-faith communities that are already thriving. They noticed that they were operating in isolation from one another. They saw it as an opportunity to build bridges, and to help people get to know each other as people -- regardless of labels or identities. They take interfaith work a little further into also looking at work among groups with different identities from each other, such as LGBT, cultural heritage, race, etc. The thing that was most concerning to us before we started the organization was that there were many organizations (such as Muslim ones, seven Christian ones, Jewish ones, secular ones, etc.), a lot of whom did service projects targeting the same communities. But they weren’t sharing resources and cooperating. So, we formed SUNDABT. It’s the first organization dedicated to doing interfaith work. We started actively doing outreach with these organizations. We encourage people to be a part of their individual communities, but also to engage with people across lines of difference and to actually make a difference in the community. 

To create a more peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive community throughout ASU's four main campuses and beyond by encouraging mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect

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Contact:
Johnny Martin

Address:
5250 E Hobart St.
Mesa,
AZ 85205
United States

Phone:
(1) 623-251-1146

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March 24, 2016 11:36 AM

Sun Devils Are Better Together Featured on Spanish Language Television

Sun Devils Are Better Together was recently featured on the Spanish-language television station, Telemundo Arizona. 

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February 5, 2016 12:24 PM

Day 2 in New York City: Realizing Our Potential

The world becoming a better place starts now, it starts with us as human beings -- we truly are better together.

he world becoming a better place starts now, it starts with us as human beings -- we truly are better together.
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February 4, 2016 12:18 PM

Day 1 in New York City: Deepening Relationships

We have worked in the same interfaith organization for years, and I thought I knew almost everything about him, but I learned that you never truly stop learning about each other.

We got into a deeper conversation about dream interpretation, and divination, and ended up talking for hours. We have worked in the same interfaith organization for years, and I thought I knew almost everything about him, but I learned that you never truly stop learning about each other.
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February 2, 2016 6:36 PM

Interfaith Friendships Steeped in Anticipation

I can hardly contain my excitement. True, most of that excitement is in joyous anticipation of the trip we are about to take to the United Nations headquarters in New York City. But my excitement is overflowing into casual observations with my fellow Cooperation Circle member Aspyn Adam.

I can hardly contain my excitement. True, most of that excitement is in joyous anticipation of the trip we are about to take to the United Nations headquarters in New York City. But my excitement is overflowing into casual observations with my fellow Cooperation Circle member Aspyn Adam.
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January 21, 2016 12:07 PM

News from SunDABT Cooperation Circle

As we begin the spring semester of 2016, the members of Sun Devils Are Better Together are reflecting back on an amazing year of interfaith cooperation at Arizona State University.

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