2012 VISION Recipients

The recipients of the 2012 Jay Phillips Center VISION Scholarship were Shaw Mohammed and Claire Smart. Shaw traveled to the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana to work in the schools and to do light service work. Upon his return, Shaw presented to the Globally Minded Student Association. He offered a Muslim perspective of Native American and Catholic spiritualties alongside fellow presenters from the Buddhist, Muslim and Christian traditions. Upon her return from Chicago where she served financially constrained nonprofits and schools, Smart continued her interfaith service by participating in an interfaith service event with the Jay Phillips Center at Feed My Starving Children. After serving, she expressed a deep appreciation for the "Declaration Toward a Global Ethic" authored by Hans Küng and affirmed by Council for the Parliament of World’s Religions.