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To make a contribution to the Kaufman Interfaith Institute in honor of Richard Kaufman, please click here.  

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Welcome to a Community of Interfaith Understanding!

2018 is the Year of Interfaith Friendship!

Our interfaith affinity groups bring families and individuals together around common interests in ways that develop personal relationships and friendships. There are currently seven groups meeting regularly with others to be added in the near future.  They are organized around such interests as cinema, book reading, fitness, scriptural reading, knitting, art, medicine, and contemplative traditions. Click here for more information or to sign up!

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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. 

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"Through interfaith dialogue and service, we promote a vibrant and diverse community for all generations."

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Interfaith and Interwoven

December 18, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Interfaith Book Group

December 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Science & Religion

December 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Contemplative Traditions Group

January 14, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Practicing Interspiritual Companioning

Contemplative Traditions Group

February 11, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Practicing Interspiritual Companioning

Contemplative Traditions Group

March 11, 2019 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Practicing Interspiritual Companioning

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Religion 101 on WGVU: November Interview

November 16, 2018

Dr. Douglas Kindschi and Kyle Kooyers join Shelley today to discuss the just-concluded Jewish/Christian/Muslim Triennial Dialogue. And they talk about Monday's Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration.

Religion 101 on WGVU: October Interview

October 19, 2018

Doug Kindschi, Kyle Kooyers and Kevin McIntosh discuss a recent MIMIL Workshop and the upcoming two-day Jewish/Christian/Muslim Interfaith Dialogue.

Triennial Interfaith Dialogue will explore whether religious identities are what unites or divides us

October 18, 2018

Christian, Jewish, and Muslim voices weigh in on an important and timely topic.

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