Sandwich Making in the UCC with the Tzedaka-Sadaqah Project

In the face of distrust and conflict Muslim and Jewish students have united on campus to break down stereotypes and build a more positive relationship between their communities.

Join us in making sandwiches for London’s underprivileged on Wednesday, March 3rd. Feel free to drop in to UCC 373 between 12:00 – 3:00 to make a few sandwiches and to find out how you can get involved!

Afterwards, we will deliver the sandwiches to Dundas Street Centre United Church in downtown London to be served as part of the congregation’s weekly Out of the Cold program.

This past year groups of Muslim and Jewish students have been volunteering together at the Church’s weekly Out of the Cold program as an expression of the values shared by their religions. Despite political and cultural differences, we have illustrated the importance of setting aside differences to unite for the common good. Through volunteering, we have had the opportunity to learn about one another’s religion which has resulted in a number of meaningful relationships.

About the Tzedaka/Sadaqah Project:

The name Tzedaka/Sadaqah comes from the similar Hebrew and Arabic words for charity. Tzedakah or Sadaqah, literally means “charity”, but also encompasses all acts of compassion and generosity. By sharing in this act together we envision a more positive atmosphere not only on campus but also in the greater community.
All food and supplies have been kindly donated by COSTCO Wholesale, London, ON.

The facebook event can be found here!


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