Welcome to a Community of Interfaith Understanding!


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."

Upcoming Kaufman Events


Grief as a Spiritual Teacher

February 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This workshop will explore, honor and respect universal themes across  different cultures and faith traditions. We will look at grief, death, and dying from a new perspective as our spiritual...

Interfaith Book Group

February 26, 2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reading Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths by Bruce Feiler

Interfaith Imagination

February 27, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Paint your own eclipse!

Interfaith Council Luncheon

February 28, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for the first Interfaith Council Luncheon of 2019! Suggested donation: $10/person Launched in September 2014, the Interfaith Service Council is a vibrant initiative of the Kaufman...

The Character Gap

March 7, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

In preparation for the Grand Dialogue on March 16, we will be discussing Christian Miller's The Character Gap.

Sigal Lecture 2019

March 11, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us this year as we welcome Kinza Khan, a domestic violence attorney in Chicago.  Kinza works with HEART to help educate and empower Muslim women. She will be speaking on "Interfaith...

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