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."

Upcoming Events


Interfaith Holidays


Contemplative Traditions Group

November 19, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Practicing Interspiritual Companioning

Annual Thanksgiving Celebration

November 19, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Grand Rapids Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration has been celebrated annually since the year 2000. The event features participation from a wide variety of Christian denominations and representatives...

Interfaith and Interwoven

November 20, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Science & Religion

November 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Interfaith and Interwoven

November 27, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Scriptural Reasoning

November 27, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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Mawlid An Nabi - Islam

November 21, 2018 All Day

Thanksgiving - Interfaith

November 22, 2018 All Day

Advent - Christian

December 2, 2018 All Day

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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.

Student cohort strengthens interfaith conversations on college campuses

October 17, 2018

A collaborative internship program between five local colleges, including Grand Valley, is providing students with opportunities to develop their interfaith leadership skills and generate interfaith conversations on their own campuses.

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