Religion

GVSU is home to students with a variety of religious and spiritual preferences. Students from differing religious sects come together on this campus to form a unified group of students. The Counseling Center has many trained staff that represent a variety of spiritual beliefs, and our office is used as a resource to get connected with a less familiar religious sect or spiritual group. Below we have listed on campus and online resources, as well as tools to advocate for your religious or spiritual beliefs. Call us at (616) 331-3266 for more info.

 

Resource Toolkit


CLOSE TO HOME

Campus Ministry (CRC)
Cook-DeWitt Center, 331-3111

Campus Ministry (Catholic)
Cook-DeWitt Center, 331-313

Common Threads (WGVU)
A news program through WGVU focusing on providing intelligent conversations with clerics, authors, journalists  & lay members of the various world religions on topics that interest the thinking public.

International Center's Places of Worship Directory
This webpage offers an extensive list of area places of worship.

Kaufman Interfaith Institute
A GVSU institute committed to facilitating mutual respect and greater interfaith understanding in West Michigan and beyond.

 

THE ONLINE COMMUNITY

BeliefNet
Information and inspiration for those who identify with diverse religions.

African Methodist Episcopal

Baus.org
For followers of the Buddhist faith.

Catholic.org

Christian Reformed Church

GIFT = Gays In Faith Together
Offering a community to LGBT individuals of faith.

Islam World
Muslim & Islamic news and tools.

Pagan Federation
Info, support and tools for followers of paganism.

Shamash Organization
Info & resources for follows of Judaism.

ADVOCACY TOOLS

ACLU
Dedicated to protecting the Civil Liberties of all Americans, including those in varied religious sects.

Americans United for Separation of Church & State
A nonpartisan organization dedicated to preserving church-state separation to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.

Lobbying for the Faithful
A Pew Research study about religious advocacy. Includes a searchable directory of advocacy organizations.

Religious Tolerance
An organization consisting of a multi-faith group effort to provide info, resources and dialogue.