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Mysticism in Religion: taking a deeper look

      by Lynn Alsatie From the beginning of my internship at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, I found myself to be going through a time in which I was deconstructing and rebuilding my beliefs about everything that is around me. Working in many of the CIC’s events helped me because they provided spaces […]

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Finding Connections Through Conversation…

by Salman Qureshi I’ve always been drawn to conversation. Whether I’m at the dinner table or I’m at a ball game, I’ve always found dialogue as a tool to connect with people. Dialogue allows people with different backgrounds to learn about each other’s differences and find the similarities between them. This inspired me to find […]

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by Natalie Smith Center for Faith and Vocation Communications Intern Growing up, I attended very diverse schools. I was always surrounded by people who came from different backgrounds and looked, thought and spoke differently than I did. I thought this was a completely normal experience for anyone my age. Arriving at Butler, I quickly realized […]

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On Selfless Giving to Help the Defenseless

by Kaytlin Lake My experience at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic this semester has been so incredibly influential to my vocational trajectory.  As a non-profit, pro bono legal service, the clinic works with clients who just want to be heard, validated, and stood up for in a world where the odds seem to always be […]

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Appreciation for Trinity Free Clinic Experience

by Lauren Merk This semester I have had the privilege of working at Trinity Free Clinic in Carmel, Indiana. The Catholic nonprofit provides free healthcare to Hamilton County residents who would otherwise not have access to medical attention. Having never completed an internship, I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but after a semester at […]

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The film is about so much more than one artist’s journey

by Natalie Smith On Thursday, November 17th, I attended A New View Film Series’ screening of Inocente, a documentary following a young artist who struggles with being a homeless, undocumented immigrant. The film had a greater impact on me than I imagined that it would. Art has never been an area that I was particularly […]

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I learned that I chose the right Major

by Hannah Martin Interning at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC) helped me recommit to my personal values and determine what I will look for in my future careers. Out of all my internships, the CIC provided me with the most freedom and support to design my own program. My role at the CIC was […]

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Discovering Interfaith in the Hoosier State and Beyond

by Trevor Spellman This semester I had the opportunity to intern with the Center for Interfaith Cooperation (CIC). Working with this passionate group of individuals dedicated to the purpose of cooperatively among all religious affiliations was an incredible learning experience. Throughout my internship I focused on improving the relationships between the CIC’s immigration and refugee […]

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Finding Meaning and Purpose

by Sarah Fuquay, Junior Sociology Major with a concentration in Social Work My internship with the CFV has been a truly wonderful experience. I did not really know what to expect going into it, but it turned out to be a very rewarding and insightful opportunity for me. As a Sociology and Social Work major, I […]

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A Life of Meaning and Purpose; One Step Further

by Anna Rauh You would think that after living through 21 years of time passing, I would get used to the speed of things. But here I am, at the end of another semester, wondering how I got here. Five days a week I have come to the CFV for the past four months. When […]

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