Andrews University held their annual Social Consciousness Summit this year during the weekend of April 6-8, 2017 on the subject of Refugees and Immigration.
The AMR Forum was responsible for the programming on April 6, hosting an interview with Imam Moustafa Elsayed from the Masjid in Benton Harbor, MI and interviews with AU Students Salman Alqahtani, Alya Suliman, and Mohammad Talafha. The panel concluded with a Q&A session from the audience and the event was sponsored by La Pita Lebanese Restaurant which provided a delicious meal and refreshments.
On the afternoon of April 7, participants watched the NYTimes documentary "4.1 Miles," following one man from Lesvos, Greece who made it his mission to rescue sinking refugees in the Mediterranean with his personal fishing boat.
Sabbath afternoon, April 8, the Social Consciousness Summit presented The Agora - a forum for discussing issues of race, religion, politics, and culture. In accordance with the weekend's theme, The Agora participants discussed immigration via the Mexican border, with representatives supporting and refuting the idea of a border wall between the United States and Mexico.
To hear a podcast by the Adventist Peace Fellowship summarizing the event, click the button below and select "Episode 9: AU Social Consciousness Summit."
To watch the full April 6 event, please click on the video below.