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.


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


Interfaith Council Luncheon

July 25, 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...

Interfaith Book Group

July 30, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reading Putting God Second by Rabbi Donniel Hartman

Interfaith Summer Picnic

August 17, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join as we gather together for our second annual Interfaith Summer Picnic! Come and go as you please.  All ages welcome! Food will be potluck style. And Bring your own Beverage! Please...

We Remember: Interfaith Memorial Event

September 11, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us in community at the We Remember: Interfaith Memorial Event to remember all those we love. In an inspirational and touching evening of music, reflection, prayer, and activities we will celebrate...

Scriptural Reasoning

September 17, 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.

Peace Walk & Interfaith Service

September 22, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us from 1 - 1:45 pm for a Peace Walk in St. Francis Sculpture Garden on the front lawn of the Dominican Center at Marywood.   Following the walk, from 2-3 pm, is the 9th Annual Interfaith...

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