Covenant students attended the eighth annual Culture Fest on January 24, 2014, in the Dora Maclellan Brown Memorial Chapel. Hosted by the Cultural Diversity Program at Covenant College, the night included an educational presentation, a K-Pop dance, traditional South African music, and much more.
“I love seeing everyone excited to share their culture,” said senior Jung Shin. “When some of us come to the States, we merge ourselves into American culture. During Culture Fest we get to go on stage and take pride in and celebrate where we came from.”
Culture Fest is designed to celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and provide a fellowship opportunity for the Covenant, Lookout Mountain, and greater Chattanooga communities. The Covenant community enjoyed linguistic and cultural styles of singing, dancing, and dress, and concluded with a rich feast of international foods.
“My view of God’s kingdom has been broadened as I have had the opportunity to be a part of Culture Fest—it is one of my favorite Covenant events, and I look forward to it every year,” said Julie Moore, associate dean of students. “Witnessing so many students, staff, and faculty display their cultures in various ways is a reflection of Revelation 5:9: ‘And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the book and to break its seals; for you were slain, and purchased for God with your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”’”