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Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Triennial Interfaith Dialogue will explore whether religious identities are what unites or divides us

by (elainasmith)

Submitted 10-19-2018 under NEWS

Since 1989, the Kaufman Interfaith Institute has been working to promote understanding and respect among different faith groups in West Michigan. Their Triennial Dialogue happens every three years and serves as an eye-opening conversation that...

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Abrahamic Dinner offers taste of what's to come during year of Interfaith Friendship

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 04-20-2018 under NEWS

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Three Abrahamic religions that worship the tradition of a singular and almighty god, who revealed himself to the prophet Abraham long ago. Despite having this in common, many differences separate the followers of...

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New interfaith service day camp to teach youth understanding, break stereotypes

by (Fred Stella)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

In 2011 a group of activists, coordinated by Kaufman Interfaith Institute at GVSU, petitioned Mayor George Heartwell to proclaim 2012 “The Year of Interfaith Understanding” in Grand Rapids. No other city in the history of the world had...

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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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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-13-2016 under

We come together to give thanks for the blessings we have received. Prayers, music, sacred writings, reflections and meditation will be woven together with a common theme of Coming Together from many traditions and Welcoming All. Hospitality...

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Interfaith, civic organizations unite to sponsor conversation on welcoming refugees

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

In November 2015, following the Paris terrorist attacks, Michigan was the first state whose governor proposed to “pause” allowing Syrian refugees into the United States. This concern around security was a response to the recent ISIS...

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Annual Abrahamic Dinner at local mosque to encourage interfaith dialogue

by (Kaufman Interfaith)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under OPINION

By Meghan Bogema, Interfaith Intern at Calvin College Have you ever been to one of our local mosques in Grand Rapids? January 21 is the perfect chance to do so. This Thursday, the Niagara Foundation and Kaufman Interfaith Institute are...

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Catalyst Radio: Kaufman Interfaith Institute encouraging dialogue among faith traditions

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this edition of Catalyst Radio, our guest is P. Douglas Kindschi, the director of Grand Valley State University’s Kaufman Interfaith...

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