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Upcoming Events

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The Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion

"Can a Muslim be a Darwinian?" Caner Taslaman, Ph.D.

June 13, 2015 9:00am-3:00pm

The Grand Dialogue is an inter-institutional, interdisciplinary, and interfaith exploration of science and religion. To learn more about the event, click here

 

Loosemore Auditorium

Grand Valley State University
Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus
401 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI

for more information: interfaith@gvsu.edu


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Check out this week's Interfaith Insight- Bridging between science and religion through interfaith by Kelly James Clark

Read previous Interfaith Insights from 2014 and 2015

 

 

 

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Webinar

On Tuesday, May 12, Director Doug Kindschi appeared in a national webinar to discuss the study on interfaith engagement in West Michigan conducted by the Aspen Institute. If you weren't able to tune in, you can watch it here.


Events

Interfaith & Interwoven

Interfaith & Interwoven

June 3, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dialogue about our traditions while crafting hand-made goods to donate to local, national, and international organizations. Bring a brown-bag snack or supper as well as any knitting supplies that you...

Renewing Eden Interfaith Studies (Muslim Faith with Imam Morsy Salem & Dr. Akerm Alie Mutahr)

Renewing Eden Interfaith Studies (Muslim Faith with Imam Morsy Salem & Dr. Akerm Alie Mutahr)

June 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

First come, first served!  This event is limited to 50 people to keep the events less formal and more interactive.  Feel free to invite friends and family who may be interested in expanding...

The Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion

The Grand Dialogue in Science and Religion

June 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
EncounterCPP Information Session

EncounterCPP Information Session

June 16, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Attend our June information session to learn about homelessness in Kent County, the community-wide system response, and how congregations and volunteers can get involved. Feel free to invite a friend...

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News

Imam of Grand Rapids oldest mosque seeks interfaith understanding

Imam of Grand Rapids oldest mosque seeks interfaith understanding

April 29, 2015

Fantastic article about Dr. Sharif Sahibzada's work as the imam of the Islamic Center of West Michigan in promoting interfaith understanding in the Grand Rapids community.

Community leaders honored at Interfaith Leadership Dinner

Community leaders honored at Interfaith Leadership Dinner

April 27, 2015

Members of the Grand Valley and West Michigan interfaith communities came together to honor three community leaders during the annual Kaufman Interfaith Institute Leadership Dinner April 27.

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Contact

Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Mail: 301 Michigan St. NE 
Grand Rapids MI 49503

Email: interfaith@gvsu.edu

Phone: (616) 331-5702

Fax: (616) 331-5998 (Attn: Kaufman Interfaith)