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The Arts of Interfaith Leadership Workshop with Sophia Said

Sophia Said 4CONWAY, Ark. (February 7, 2016) — The Arts of Interfaith Leadership Workshop will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m., in the Religion and Philosophy Commons (RaPC) at Hendrix College.

Interfaith leadership is at the leading edge of public service in public and private sectors. This workshop introduces you to some of its skills and strategies.  The workshop will be led by Sophia Said, a leader in interfaith work in Arkansas.

Sophia Said, the Marshall T. Steel Center’s spring guest speaker, is the Program Director for the Institute of Theological Studies at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Interfaith Center.  She has a degree in developmental economics from the University of Utah, and in public policy from the President Clinton School of Public Service in Arkansas.

She received the Humanitarian Award from Just Communities of Arkansas in 2016 for her demonstrated commitment to the promotion of equal opportunities for all, as well as, her respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. 

Said works as a strategic planner and community organizer to bring people of different faiths together towards a better understanding of each other.

Said will also lead a presentation at Friday Afternoon Discussion: Women in Islam on Friday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m., in the RaPC. This event is free and open to the public.  An informal and open discussion will follow her presentation and light snacks will be served.

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit