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.
"Through interfaith dialogue and service, we promote a vibrant and diverse community for all generations."
Upcoming Kaufman Events
January 22, 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.
January 23, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kaufman is excited to launch the 2019 Foodie year with Italian Cuisine on January 23rd from 6-8:30 pm. Our feast will include a salad, flat bread pizza, a gnocchi or made-from-scratch pasta and Kyle's...
January 24, 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.
January 26, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us for Service Saturday/Interfaith Build with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, January 26, 2019. We will be working inside at the 6-unit townhouses on 1700 Clyde Park SW.
January 26, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In December 2015, the political rhetoric against Muslims was escalating. Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an African-American political science professor at Wheaton College—a prestigious evangelical school...
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