PJI Hosts Fall Interfaith Gathering

Thursday, January 6, 2022

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses

The Peace Breakfast: An Interfaith Gathering is an annual event hosted by the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) and provides attendees the opportunity to learn about different faiths and worldviews on a specific touchstone. In the wake of the pandemic, this year’s breakfast on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, focused on what one’s faith or worldview can teach others about grief and loss.

For many, it was a very personal topic, including those who knew esteemed colleague Penny Villegas, retired professor of English, who passed away this summer. Penny founded the “Peace Breakfast” more than two decades ago. This uplifting event was dedicated in her honor and celebrated her legacy in peace and justice work at the College and in the community. The event was well attended by faculty, staff, students and community members who found solace in sharing experiences of grief and loss in a safe space.

For more information on the work of the Peace and Justice Institute or the Peace Breakfast, contact PJI at peaceandjustice@valenciacollege.edu.

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