The Rapidian

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

Allison Egrin, Jewish practitioner, responds to Community Media Center's Brett Townsend.

Kaufman Interfaith Institute & Allison Egrin

The KII's mission is to promote interfaith understanding and mutual respect in West Michigan. Through a variety of programming, it brings together diverse voices and worldview traditions to find common ground, while still honoring individual experiences. The KII was established in 2007 by Grand Valley State University.

Allison Egrin, KII Program Assistant, is a practitioner of Judaism, with active relationships with Jewish congregations in Grand Rapids, such as Chabad House of Western Michigan, Temple Emanuel, and the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids.

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 Egrin, Jewish practitioner and Program Assistant at Kaufman Interfaith Institute, responds, and passes a question on to other faith communities in the city:

  • "What aspect of your tradition has been the most difficult or taxing within the last year?"

———

Passing the Mic is a project of Community Media Center that promotes online, community-wide discussion of local issues and topics using the spoken word.

Residents are invited to share one to three-minute audio responses to locally-focused questions from fellow neighbors, with questions geared toward all Grand Rapidians or specific communities within the city. Keeping the discussion going, speakers are encouraged to end their responses with their own question related to a local issue or topic – passing along the opportunity to amplify community voices.

Opinions expressed through Passing the Mic are those of the speakers and do not reflect the editorial voice of The Rapidian or CMC. Posted responses are subject to The Rapidian’s Terms of Use, which include adherence to inclusiveness, civility, ethical reporting, proper credit, local emphasis, and open identity (no anonymous posting).

The Rapidian, a program of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Community Media Center, relies on the community’s support to help cover the cost of training reporters and publishing content.

We need your help.

If each of our readers and content creators who values this community platform help support its creation and maintenance, The Rapidian can continue to educate and facilitate a conversation around issues for years to come.

Please support The Rapidian and make a contribution today.

Comments, like all content, are held to The Rapidian standards of civility and open identity as outlined in our Terms of Use and Values Statement. We reserve the right to remove any content that does not hold to these standards.

Browse