Better Together brings faith and Netflix together for ‘Only God Can Judge Me’ event

first_imgFacebook TAGSAziz AnsariBetter togetherNetflixReligion Twitter Megan Guter is a senior journalism major and FTDM minor from New Orleans, Louisiana. Megan is an aspiring fashion icon and pop culture enthusiast. She loves reality television, boybands, and New Orleans to an extreme level. She is also a co-host at TCU’s one and only celebrity entertainment podcast, Celebrity Dish. Geaux Frogs! Students from Better Together pose for a picture before their meeting. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Megan Guter ReddIt Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Twitter ReddIt Review: Christian Bale goes above and beyond in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/center_img Linkedin Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ TCU community honors loved ones during National Suicide Prevention Week Facebook Live Blog: Medical School Receives Preliminary Accreditation printIt’s often known that college students love free food, canceled class and perhaps most popular: Netflix. And one organization on campus is seek to appeal of this love of the TV streaming service.Better Together is an interfaith group on TCU’s campus that meets monthly to discuss “spiritual perspectives and religious traditions,” according to its website. The club is known for its Know Your Neighbor night dinners, but now, the members of Better Together are trying something different.Students gathered in Jarvis Hall Tuesday night for Better Together’s first, ‘Only God Can Judge Me’ event. Club members and students from different organizations on campus came together to watch Aziz Ansari’s popular Neflix show, Master of None.The episode, titled “Religion”, focuses on the main character Dev’s struggle with not being devoutly Muslim and how to break it to his parents. Students who varied religiously from Roman Catholic to Hindu discussed how their devoutness to religion affects their lives with family, friends and on campus.Sijil Patel, a junior biology pre-med major and Better Together co-president, said Tuesday’s event was planned with a broad appeal.“We’re watching an episode of Master of None because everyone can relate to Netlfix on some level,”Patel said. “We’re kind of just using this 20 minute episode to start the conversation that just because you’re a member of a faith doesn’t mean you adhere to every single finicky rule that your faith kind of stipulates.”Better Together’s faculty leader and associate Chaplin of Religious and Spiritual Life, Britt Luby, said this kind of interfaith discussion between students is crucial here at TCU.“It helps to know different people who are in your community in a safe, really safe, environment and an environment that encourages questions,” Luby said. “I think that makes you a better person, a better neighbor, a better student.”Luby also said these interfaith discussions are important because it’s necessary to know people from one religious or cultural group are not all the same.“The reality is there are all types of people on the [religious] spectrum,” Luby said. “I think things like tonight, will kind of open a door to a conversation about how everybody practices their own religion differently.”Better Together wants to encourage not only its members, but students all across campus, that interfaith work can be as simple as making a new friend.“I became a part of Better Together through my friends who actually taught me, like Sijil who taught me, about other religions,” said Blake Williams, a senior biochemistry pre-med major and Better Together co-president. “She taught me all about Islam and most of what I know is from her and I kind of knew nothing about it.”Better Together meets every first and second Tuesday of the month.[<a href=”//storify.com/mm_guter/master-of-none” target=”_blank”>View the story “Master of None ” on Storify</a>] Previous articleShift to automated locks may leave classrooms at riskNext articleHorned Frogs are excited for upcoming date with Baker Mayfield, OU Megan Guter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Review: Ali and Mortensen bring the ’60s to life in Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ + posts Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Canada wraps up multi-agency maritime incident exercise

first_img Canadian Coast Guard and armed forces have concluded exercise Salish Sea, a maritime disaster exercise which took place in British Columbia.Salish Sea is considered to be the Canadian Coast Guard’s largest exercise ever with participation from Canadian Armed Forces, BC Ferries, BC Emergency Health Services, Emergency Management BC, BC Ministry of Environment, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Public Safety Canada among others.Exercise Salish Sea 2017 is designed to help agencies and responders inter-operate in a simulated real-time environment. The scenario tested how agencies would work together in a large-scale marine emergency ranging from a mass casualty evacuation to the environmental response that follows such an incident.The first day of the exercise simulated a fire on BC Ferries’ M/V Coastal Renaissance, requiring passengers and crew to evacuate.On the second day, October 26, CCGS Bartlett simulated the ferry near Salt Spring Island for the marine environmental response portion of the exercise. An incident command post, to oversee the coordination of the simulated clean-up efforts, was organized by Coast Guard at the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney for the day.“As Commander of Joint Task Force (Pacific) I recognize the importance of maintaining a high state of Search and Rescue readiness for British Columbia’s busy territorial waters. Exercise Salish Sea 17 affords JTF(P) the unique opportunity to train in a realistic scenario alongside our federal and provincial partners and community stakeholders,” commented Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander, Joint Task Force (Pacific), Canadian Armed Forces. Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada wraps up multi-agency maritime incident exercise October 27, 2017 View post tag: Exercise Salish Seacenter_img View post tag: Canadian Coast Guard Canada wraps up multi-agency maritime incident exercise Authoritieslast_img read more