Namaste, my name is Yasna Rajkarnikar and I am a sophomore. I am majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. I am a Buddhist by religion but I also follow Hinduism as my society has been highly influenced by Hindu culture and traditions. The main reason behind me joining the Interfaith Advisory group is because I wanted to share my culture and religion with everyone here on campus and even learn about other religions represented in Westminster College. Joining IAB has helped me a lot in enhancing and understanding my religion, but has also provided me with an opportunity to learn about other religions.
My name is Hannah Domino and I am a junior. I am majoring in Business Communications and am minoring in Business Administration. I am Catholic. I joined the Interfaith Advisory Board after I went on an Interfaith and diversity retreat my freshman year. It really opened my eyes to how important diversity is and I saw first hand that having different religious group coming together could be a great and powerful thing.
Hi I'm Michael and I am a senior on the Interfaith Advisory Board. At Westminster I am majoring in Middle School Education and Spanish. I identify with the Lutheran faith, but I love learning about all sorts of religions especially paganism. I am super excited to serve IAB and I hope you are able to make it to all of our events!
Hi my name is Bongiwe Shongwe and I am a junior. I am majoring in Economics major with Mathematics as my minor. I am Catholic. As a person living in a diverse community with people of different faiths, amongst other things, not only developing, but improving my interfaith leadership, interaction, and communication skills was the main motivator for me to join the IAB. Also, it has enabled me to share with others a part of me that is vital in my life: my faith. In addition, it has enabled me to increase my awareness and knowledge of other faith values that I knew little to nothing about prior to join the group.
I am Rima Chahin, Palestinian/Lebanese; currently I am a sophomore at Westminster, majoring in Biology (pre-med). During my first year at the college I have made it my goal to get involved on campus. Where this campus has provided me with too many ways to achieve my goal; this is one of the reasons that I have decided to join the interfaith Advisory Board. Moreover, being a Muslim and living in society where everyone is different from me pushed my interests toward other religions, and cultures. I believe that each religion must be respected and appreciate it, because each religion has its unique thoughts and beliefs. Moreover, I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to help generating a stronger interfaith community on Westminster College’s campus.
I am Andrew Lankford. I am a senior. My major is Religious Studies. I am a Christian – Baptist. I joined IAB because I feel that there is a gap between social life and religious life on Westminster's campus and I saw IAB as the perfect opportunity to bridge that gap.