Students come together during Interfaith Roundup


By Madison Goforth

img_1030 Students came together this weekend to encourage positive conversation between people of different beliefs and backgrounds.

TCU Better Together and Interfaith Youth Core partnered to bring the Southwest Interfaith Roundup to TCU. The roundup included a dinner and speaker, Interfaith ice-breaker games, workshops, food, community service and more.

Nasrallah Alkhabi, president of Muslim Student Association, said his favorite part of the weekend was being around positive and active people who are actively trying to build a bridge between different beliefs.

“I was happy to meet different people from TCU and other schools and learn about what they believe in,” he said.img_1029

Better Together is a student religious organization that focuses on building community across faith boundaries among students.

Jacob Greenstein, a 2016 graduate of TCU and an interfaith workshop instructor, said, “A large component of what we do are site visits We want people to become more familiar of religious opportunities in Fort Worth.”

“We love to meet people where they are,” he said. “They may be ready to become a champion of interfaith or they may be hesitant to starting that discussion.”

Better Together partners with non-profit organizations around Fort Worth to bring together people of different backgrounds to do service together. “It’s our hope that by doing this important work we will show the world around us that we are, in fact, better together.”

The roundup included a service project with Catholic Charities Fort Worth. The website said “we are fighting to stop the cycle of poverty. We strive to make an impact starting with each individual person who walks through our doors.”

Students helped re-arrange the donations warehouse and clean out items that could not be given away.

Senior Myrah Osmanu said she was excited about the community service. “I work a lot with the Refugee Services of Texas so it was interesting to learn about the differences between both organizations.”