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The Drury University Diversity Center will host an interfaith forum this Saturday to aid in eliminating religious stereotyping. The program is a part if the Presbyterian Church's Interfaith Listening Project. KSMU's Joe Morgan has more.
Two speakers from the Philippines will share their insights about religious stereotyping; one speaker being of Christian faith and the other being of Muslim faith. Director of the Drury Diversity Center Rebecca Denton says it's part of a program that's been helping reduce religious stereotyping since 2002.
Denton says that Drury is supportive of students' religious beliefs and activities, but this program will help many people understand how important it is to be tolerant and respectful of others beliefs as well.
Denton says that she hopes people will be intrigued by this topic and come out for the forum. She also says that it's easier for people who don't know anything about other faiths to be prejudice and she hopes this forum will help them too.
The forum is free and open to the public. Speakers will begin at 10 am on Saturday at the Drury University Diversity Center. For KSMU News, I'm Joe Morgan.