Delaware State University will host an Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in the second floor Parlor C in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus, 1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover.
An interfaith Thanksgiving service, with readings and music from multiple traditions and a panel of faith leaders who will discuss teachings on gratitude and basic beliefs of their faith will be featured.
The celebration is an annual event by the Delaware Council of Faith-Based Partnership, an organization created by a 2010 executive order of former Gov. Jack Markell.
“We hope by moving the event south to our First State’s capital, Dover, we will truly be a state-wide celebration," said Rabbi Michael Beals, council chair and Rabbi of Congregation Beth Shalom in Wilmington.
Council members serve as volunteers and represent 11 faith communities.
Gov. John Carney will attend the event, which is expected to attract people from a variety of faith-based organizations in the state.
"Delaware State University is honored to be the host for this year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service,” said Chaplain Pamela Adams, director of spiritual life and university chaplain. “With diversity, outreach and community being staples in the fabric that makes our institution great, we look forward to sharing and giving thanks with our friends from all over the state.”
During the event, the university will accept canned food that will, in turn, be shared with the local food pantry.