As part of the Kraft Global Fellows Program, an initiative of the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness and the Office of the University Chaplain, 10 Columbia University students travelled to Jordan with Chaplain Jewelnel Davis from January 3–12, 2018. The purpose of the trip was for students to gain a better understanding of the diverse cultural and religious backgrounds in Jordan and the region, and to explore relevant topics such as multi-faith interconnectivity. During this visit, the Chaplain and students had the opportunity to meet with a number of religious leaders and representatives from different denominations as well as representatives from community and faith-based organizations, including ARDD-Legal Aid, Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies (RIIFS), Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM), UNHCR, Oasis 500, Ruwwad, and Injaz,
This program was designed with and coordinated by Columbia Global Centers | Amman,
In an effort to promote interfaith and cross-cultural experience, the mission of the program was to provide an opportunity for students to add a global perspective to their Columbia University academic experience by utilizing the resources of the Columbia Global Centers. By exploring topics such as multi-faith interconnectivity and issues of diversity, this program aimed to enrich the Columbia University community by creating opportunities for students to share their research, their experience, and the resources of the Columbia Global Centers.