Interfaith

Passing the Mic: At-Tawheed Islamic Center's Muneeba Khan answers, "What aspect of your tradition has been the most difficult within the last year?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-30-2021 under VOICES

Allison Egrin, Jewish practitioner and Program Assistant at Kaufman Interfaith Institute, asked Grand Rapids faith communities: "What aspect of your tradition has been the most difficult or taxing within the last year?" Muneeba Khan,...

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Passing the Mic: Kaufman Interfaith Institute's Allison Egrin answers, "What tenet of your faith tradition most stands out to you right now?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-24-2021 under VOICES

Brett Townsend, Community Services Specialist at Community Media Center, asks leaders or practitioners in Grand Rapids faith communities: "What tenet of your religious or spiritual tradition most stands out to you right now?" Allison...

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Sharing in the gifts of Ramadan 2020

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

We continue introducing you to some of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute staff who are working to expand our programming. Zahabia Ahmed-Usmani has been working with us a few years now and was a featured speaker for the Abrahamic Dinner in 2018. She...

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Make the arts part of your stay-at-home routine

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 04-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

Today we begin introducing you to some of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute staff who are working to expand our programming.  Allison Egrin, our newest member, graduated from GVSU last December with majors in both marketing and dance. She also...

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Celebrating religious holidays during a pandemic

by (Kaufman Interfa...)

Submitted 04-07-2020 under NONPROFITS

We are entering that time of the year when many religions celebrate major holidays. These are holidays when communities come together to share the meaningful stories of their traditions.  Passover or Pesach begins the evening of April 8, when...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: How Do You Feel about Interfaith [Social] Relationships

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 08-05-2019 under OPINION

Note: In this column, four of the Ethics and Religion Talk panelists discuss this question as it relates to interfaith social relationships and friendships. Next week, three panelists will respond to the question’s implications for romantic...

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When 'them' becomes 'us': Standing with the Muslim community of Grand Rapids

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 07-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

It all begins with listening. This past winter, amidst a season fraught with 569 Islamophobic attacks in the United States and a surge in Islamophobic rhetoric, the Peace and Justice Task Force of the Interfaith Service Council decided it was...

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Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: 'Unite and bind together the hearts'

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 11-22-2016 under OPINION

On Monday evening, inside Central Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, more than 650 people gathered for an evening of fellowship and community. The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was themed “Coming Together: Welcoming...

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Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-18-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Interfaith engagement is the positive interaction between communities from various religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds, and there has been a strong interfaith movement in West Michigan since the 1980s.  Katie Gordon, program director...

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Coming together, welcoming all: Interfaith gathering of healing, hope

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 11-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Every year in Grand Rapids, our interfaith community gathers at Thanksgiving time in a spirit of expressing gratitude and unity through our diversity. While a secular holiday, each tradition brings a rich perspective to the theme, which this year is...

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