Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Campus members will share their stories, hopes for country at next Talking Together event

Input from campus community members on their hopes for the future of a divided country will be the focus of the next Talking Together event.

Oct 27, 2022


Next Talking Together event focuses on how voters with opposing views can feel heard, understand each other

Participants at the next event in the Talking Together initiative will enjoy a meal together and watch a film showing people with opposing political views sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Oct 6, 2022


Talking Together series promotes discussion, unity

The Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, and WGVU Public Media formed a partnership to coordinate the initiative's content and programming.

Sep 22, 2022


University initiative will create culture of civil conversation, interrupt polarization

Four campus partners have collaborated to bring to Grand Valley and the community a yearlong series of programs designed to foster a culture of civil conversation and provide participants with tools to interrupt polarization.

Aug 25, 2022


Volunteer networks expand tutoring services, assist with food distribution during COVID-19

Volunteer networks of students, faculty and staff members from Grand Valley continue to assist Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 26, 2020


Staff member from Kaufman Interfaith Institute reflects on start of Ramadan during COVID-19

Zahabia Ahmed-Usmani, project coordinator for the Kaufman Interfaith Institute, wrote about how COVID-19 impacts the start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month, in a recent column.

Apr 27, 2020


Kaufman Interfaith Institute begins multi-year project with Fetzer Institute

An ongoing partnership between Grand Valley's Sylvia and Richard Kaufman Interfaith Institute and the Fetzer Institute of Kalamazoo has sparked a multi-year project to examine local interfaith models.

Dec 13, 2019


Interfaith Thanksgiving service celebrates 20th year

Staff members at the Kaufman Interfaith Institute invite the campus community to the 20th annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration.

Nov 19, 2019


Interfaith conference features Princeton religious historian

Best known as the author of "The Gnostic Gospels," and "The Origin of Satan," Elaine Pagels will share her faith journey at the 2019 Interfaith Academic Consortium Conference.

Oct 23, 2019


Kaufman Interfaith Institute hopes to expand work from $1 million grant

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute at Grand Valley recently concluded a three-year grant study on interfaith understanding with meetings in Morocco and Jordan June 16-22, 2019.

Jul 29, 2019