Kaufman Interfaith Institute

Panelists at final Talking Together program will discuss collaboration across differences

The virtual event on April 20 coincides with the National Week of Conversation.

Apr 17, 2023

Panelists at Talking Together event will share views about repairing a divided country

Panelists from divergent backgrounds will lead discussion and share their views about repairing a divided country during the March 23 Talking Together events.

Mar 20, 2023

Author, activist will bridge divides with 'revolutionary love' at next Talking Together event

Valarie Kaur is the author of the bestselling book 'See No Stranger.'

Feb 16, 2023

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