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. 


Current Members:

Sylvia Kaufman

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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