GCC to Host Nov. 3 Panel Discussion on Religious Tolerance

Monday, November 1, 2010

Gateway Community College (GCC) will host an interfaith panel discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 3, that will explore how to build religious tolerance.

The free event, which is open to the public, will include discussions about what provisions exist in different faiths to allow followers to tolerate people of other faiths. It will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at GCC’s Long Wharf campus at 60 Sargent Drive.

Among others, the panel will include Chaplain Omar Bajwa from Yale University, Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic from Temple Beth Shalom and Rev. John Scott III from the Dixwell Avenue Congregationalist Church.


GCC offers more than 85 associate degree and certificate programs and serves more than 11,000 credit and non-credit students each year. GCC is currently located on two campuses — at 60 Sargent Drive on Long Wharf in New Haven and at 88 Bassett Road in North Haven. Work began in the fall of 2009 on a new state-of-the art campus in downtown New Haven, which is slated to open in 2012 and will be the state’s first public building gold-certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

GCC serves students in 24 towns and cities in the greater New Haven area, including: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Bridgeport, Cheshire, Clinton, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. For more information, visit www.gwcc.commnet.edu.