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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 

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Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: Unite and Bind Together the Hearts

Reflection on Interfaith Thanksgiving: Unite and Bind Together the Hearts

November 22, 2016

The 17th annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration was an opportunity for community members to come together to give thanks and promote peace.

Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

November 18, 2016

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Katie Gordon of Kaufman Interfaith Institute of Grand Valley State University. The organization works to promote interfaith understanding & mutual respect in West Michigan through dialogue and service.

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Doug Kindschi

Check out this week's Interfaith Insight - Facing the issues and making everyone welcomed and wanted by Doug Kindschi

Read previous Interfaith Insights from 2014/2015 and 2016

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Can We Find Common Ground Between Israel and Palestine

On September 8th, the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies and the Kaufman Interfaith Institute proudly partnered to host a respectful dialogue entitled, "Can We Find Common Ground Between Israel and Palestine." This event, centering on one of the most challenging questions facing our global community, welcomed Abdullah Antepli, Imam and Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University, and Orthodox Rabbi Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute, to offer a conversation between two world-renowned interfaith leaders.

For more information about the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, visit hauensteincenter.org.