The Compassionate Interfaith Society (CIS) is a student led group at Eastern Washingtin University, founded by Skyler Oberst, that meets weekly to discuss various topics related to religion and spirituality. Skyler started the club after seeing hateful demonstrations towards people of different faiths, and after being a club for only two quarters, the CIS is one of the largest clubs on the campus, with members from fifteen different religious and spiritual traditions!
The group is currently focusing on Islam, and the practices and misconceptions that are often associated with the tradition. Members of CIS visited a Mosque in Spokane, and were privileged to join in prayer, sermon, and a discussion over lunch. They are scheduled to participate in a video-conference with Al-Najah National University in Palestine to speak about Islamaphobia in the United States, and they also have plans to work with the Muslim Students Association to have an Islamic awareness day on the EWU campus in the fall. CIS members are also active in the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish and Wiccan communities, helping everyone from Sravasti Abbey and the Universal Compassion Movement to the local synagogues and churches with support and community service in any way possible, and encouraging mutual affirmation, if not respect. This program originally aired on 5/16/10.
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Dut to technical difficulties, this podcast abruptly ends about five minutes before the completion of the interview. My apologies.