Kaufman Interfaith Institute
West Michigan Academic Consortium
In 2001, Sylvia Kaufman brought together a group called the West Michigan Academic Consortium in order to extend the work of the West Shore Committee for Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Kaufman Interfaith Institute. The mission of these groups is to provide programming that leads to greater interfaith understanding and mutual acceptance.
The committee consists of representatives from Aquinas College, Calvin College, Calvin Theological Seminary, Cornerstone University, Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Kuyper College and Western Theological Seminary. They jointly choose the speakers and plan the conferences; the participating schools rotate hosting the conferences.
Coordinator of the West Michigan Academic Consortium
P. Douglas Kindschi, Ph.D.
Director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute
Dr. Charles Gunnoe Aquinas College
Dr. Frans van Liere Calvin College
Dr. John Bolt Calvin Theological Seminary
Prof. John Duff Cornerstone University
Dr. Diane Maodush-Pitzer Grand Valley State University
Dr. Barry Bandstra Hope College
Dr. Lisa Hoogeboom Kuyper College
Dr. Robert Van Voorst Western Theological Seminary
For information on this year's WMAC Conference, click here.
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