Welcome to a Community of Interfaith Understanding!
BEYOND TOLERANCE, WE VALUE HOSPITALITY, UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT, AND ACCEPTANCE.
The Kaufman Interfaith Institute is taking seriously our role in limiting public exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Complying with recommendations from the CDC and the response measures of GVSU, we have cancelled all events until future notice.
We want to continue to be engaged with the community during this time and are thinking of ways we can facilitate interfaith connections despite our current physical separation.
- The Kaufman Interfaith Scholars have organized community initiatives to help those in need in GR.
- Our book groups are meeting virtually via zoom, we’re currently reading Strangers, Neighbors, Friends by our Senior Research Fellow, Kelly James Clark.
- Here are some local congregations providing online services during our time “sheltering in place”
- If you can't join our book groups, we've recommended some great interfaith books to enjoy on your own during the shutdown. Click through the slide show on the right to check them out.
- Scroll down for a list of local organizations offering food and financial assistance during COVID-19 as well as ways you can help during this crisis.
- We’re also providing a lot of COVID-19 resources on our Facebook page.
Finally, if you have any suggestions on how we can serve the interfaith community during this time, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kaufman's weekly watch
We recognize the conclusion of the Muslim month of Ramadan and their Eid al-Fitr celebrating the conclusion. “Eid Mubarak!”
Today’s Weekly Watch features Eboo Patel, the founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core. He was the Muslim speaker at our last Jewish-Christian-Muslim Triennial Dialogue in 2018. In this short clip he begins a Muslim theology of diversity based on the diversity of the creation.