Welcome to a Community of Interfaith Understanding!
BEYOND TOLERANCE, WE VALUE HOSPITALITY, UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT, AND ACCEPTANCE.
As interfaith engagement approaches its third decade in West Michigan, we are excited to welcome new audiences and neighbors into the work of interfaith understanding and social engagement. The next chapter in the story of West Michigan's interfaith movement has yet to be written. Much has been accomplished, and much remains to be done.
How might you join the story?
Kaufman events bring together diverse voices and faith traditions to find a common ground while still honoring individual experiences. Whether working with others in the community to host civilized discussions about polarizing issues or organizing celebrations that welcome all and encourage learning through differences, the institute carries out its mission through these community collaborations. To find out more, check out our "Get Involved" tab at the top of the page.
"Through interfaith dialogue and service, we promote a vibrant and diverse community for all generations."
Upcoming Kaufman Events
April 10, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This event is an opportunity to experience a full seder using a Passover prayer book written for Interfaith Seders. It is called Welcome to the Seder: A Passover Haggadah for Everyone, ...
March 28, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join us for our monthly Interfaith Council Luncheon. Suggested donation: $10/person Launched in September 2014, the Interfaith Service Council is a vibrant initiative of the Kaufman...
March 30, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us for Service Saturday/Interfaith Build with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, March 30, 2019 We will be working in our “Panel Factory” which is directly across the street...
April 2, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Dive deeper into scriptures of multiple traditions. This group will read scripture together from various traditions to learn how persons of different faiths understand and relate to their sacred texts.
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