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Sigal Lecture with Rev. Jennifer Bailey

The Sigal Lecture was held Wednesday March 30, 2016, featuring Rev. Jennifer Bailey, an ordained African Methodist Episcopal minister and emerging interfaith leader nationally. Her talk, “Racial and Interfaith Justice: A New Vision for Leadership at the Intersections” featured inspiring stories from her own growing up, the tragedy of the killings at the AME church in Charleston, and her own faith journey. She also spent time with students on the Grand Valley University campus the next day. 

The Sigal Lectures are in honor of Rabbi Phillip Sigal, the rabbi at Ahavas Israel Synagogue in the 70s and 80s, who was one of the early interfaith voices in our community.


Events

2015 Interwoven group

Interfaith & Interwoven: Knitting for peace, justice, and healing

June 1, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

INTERFAITH AND INTERWOVEN: Knitting together for peace, justice, and healing Central Reformed Church 10 College Ave NE Takes place the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 5:00-7:00pm {June,...

Deepa Iyer

PWA Presents: Building Inclusive Communities" with Author and Activist Deepa Iyer

June 13, 2016 5:30 PM

Join the Progressive Women’s Alliance for a book talk and conversation with author, lawyer and racial justice activist, Deepa Iyer, on  June 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm at GVSU’s...

Dr. Praveen Sethupathy

Science & Religion: What does it mean to be human?

June 14, 2016 7:00 PM

What does it mean to be human? Am I more than my genes?   With Dr. Praveen Sethupathy Praveen Sethupathy is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics at UNC Chapel Hill,...

2015 Interwoven group

Interfaith & Interwoven: Knitting for peace, justice, and healing

June 15, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

INTERFAITH AND INTERWOVEN: Knitting together for peace, justice, and healing Central Reformed Church 10 College Ave NE Takes place the first and third Wednesdays of the month, 5:00-7:00pm {June,...

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News

Religion 101 on WGVU: May Interview

Religion 101 on WGVU: May Interview

May 20, 2016

WGVU Morning Show Religion 101 with Dr. Douglas Kindschi of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley State University. Doug joins us on the phone from Cambridge University.

Common Threads: Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

Common Threads: Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

May 02, 2016

Fred Stella speaks with Dr. Neela Bhattacharya Saxena about her book, Absent Mother God of the West.

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Doug Kindschi

Check out this week's Interfaith Insight - Multiple ways of explaining in science and religion by Douglas Kindschi

Read previous Interfaith Insights from 2014/2015 and 2016

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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