Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Welcome to the Kaufman Interfaith Institute!

Mission: to promote interfaith understanding & mutual respect in West Michigan.

Congratulations to Kaufman Director Douglas Kindschi
First-ever West Michigan recipient of the
Niagara Foundation Peace Award

Read more here.


West Michigan Academic Consortium Conference
Does Religion Have A Future?
William Schweiker, Ph.D. 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This day-long conference will feature William Schweiker, Ph.D. as the keynote speaker. Dr. Schweiker is the Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School and an expert in the field of theological ethics. 
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*meal registration closes Oct. 6

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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly has received a 2014 Gabriel Award in the Ecumenical and Interreligious National Release Category for Television for its story "Grand Rapids Interfaith Year"

"The single-most important criterion of a Gabriel-winning program is its ability to uplift and nourish the human spirit. A Gabriel-worthy film or program affirms the dignity of human persons; it recognizes and upholds universally recognized human values such as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion, and dedication to excellence."



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