My name is Jeremy Sanford and I am a sophomore double majoring in environmental studies and conservation biology. I’m from a town called Stafford, Virginia and was raised in a pretty Christian household. The CRGC program is interesting to me because there has been a rise in divisive rhetoric over the past decade or so, and a decent chunk of said rhetoric is in reference to religion. There are many places around campus where our differences are embraced, but I noticed few of them focused on religious difference (most likely due to the liberal/secular nature of universities). I think being part of this could be an amazing opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of interfaith communication and cooperation and to fight the rise of ignorance induced hatred of religious minorities.