Welcome to the 2018 Year of Interfaith Friendship!

Affinity Groups

These interfaith affinity groups provide safe and engaging spaces for you to meet people of different faith traditions or worldview while enjoying some of your favorite activities. Click on one of the groups below to begin the fun adventure of making some new friends! 


Interfaith Book Group

Explore and discuss different interfaith works and authors.

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Scriptural Reasoning

Read and reflect upon scriptures from various traditions.

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Science and Religion

Read and discuss the relationship between science and religion.

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Interfaith Foodies

Share culinary experiences at local restaurants with interfaith friends.

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Cinematic Conversations

Watch films in theater and participate in facilitated panel discussions.

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Interfaith & Interwoven

Knit, crochet, and weave for a good cause while making new friends. 

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Medicine and Minds

Read and discuss with other local doctors about the mind.

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Coming Soon...


Interfaith Fitness

Find rejuvenation and re-centering from exercise and fitness activities.

If interested, let us know Here!   

Service Saturdays

Youth groups serve our community together with peers of different traditions.

If interested, let us know Here!   

Interfaith Imagination

Creating art, along with a pro, while learning about the faiths of fellow artists.

If interested, let us know Here!   

Contemplative Traditions

Enter into and experience the contemplative practices of other faiths.

If interested, let us know Here!   


Don't Live in Grand Rapids?

For those from other cities or communities who would be interested in participating in developing interfaith friendships in your area, we'd be happy to help you get something started!

Simply fill out the form here, and one of our staff will contact you shortly!


Upcoming Events

Meet Your Sikh Neighbor

January 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come visit the Gurdwara and enjoy a fantastic dinner (Langar - a vegetarian dinner prepared by the congregation) and the opportunity to learn about your Sikh neighbors! ~Path of God and Story of...

Know Your "None of the Above" Neighbor

January 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This second event in the Know Your Neighbors Series will bring together a panel of speakers to share their world view and perspective who do not claim a faith tradition. They may call themselves "spiritual...

Jerusalem Film - IMAX 3D

February 7, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us on February 7th at 6:30 pm as we view National Geographic's award winning film, JERUSALEM, in IMAX 3-D at Celebration! Cinema North. This film presents three vantage points...

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How Else Can I Get Involved?

Join the Interfaith Council

Next Meeting: February 22, 11:30am at the Dominican Center at Marywood. Come enjoy a great lunch and meet some new friends!

To RSVP for the lunch, Click Here!

Sign Up for the Interfaith Insight 

A weekly e-newsletter that always features an interesting look into the world of interfaith and upcoming events. Stay in the loop!

To sign up, Click Here

Consider Making a Donation

We invite you to be a part of our work by becoming a Friend, Supporter, or Partner of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute. 

To learn more, Click Here!


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"Through interfaith dialogue and service, we promote a vibrant and diverse community for all generations."




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