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Welcome to the Kaufman Interfaith Institute!


Thank you to all who attended our 17th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration on Monday, November 21st! Held at Central Reformed Church, the evening included songs and reflections centered on the theme “Coming Together: Welcoming All.” Facing a divisive climate in our nation today, the evening was an important reminder the strength we have when we come together. As our keynote speaker, Faye Richardson-Green from Partners for a Racism-Free Community, reminded us – in the words of James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Let us continue to face the challenges ahead of us together, united as an interfaith community.

Read more about the Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration here: The Rapidian: Unite and Bind Together the Hearts 

Interfaith Thanksgiving 2016


Events

Youth & Interfaith Engagement Task Force Meeting

Youth & Interfaith Engagement Task Force Meeting

January 25, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

              

tabletalk

Tuesday Tabletalk: Interfaith Conversation Around the Dinner Table

February 21, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for dinner and engage in conversation about an interfaith youth movement that is impacting our faith and spiritual landscape. Listen to the personal and heartfelt stories directly shared by...

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News

Stories of hope: Getting to know our neighbors in 2016

Stories of hope: Getting to know our neighbors in 2016

December 20, 2016

This coming year, we remain committed to providing opportunities to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across our community, and we aim to be a beacon of hope in an otherwise discouraging climate of division.

Director receives rare invite to Middle East interfaith conference

Director receives rare invite to Middle East interfaith conference

December 08, 2016

Doug Kindschi, director of Grand Valley's Kaufman Interfaith Institute, attends the "Growing a Network" conference in Musannah, Oman.

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Doug Kindschi

Check out the past two weeks' Interfaith Insights - In the face of potential despair, interfaith leaders see hope by Doug Kindschi

Read previous Interfaith Insights from 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

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