2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding

The 2012 Year of Interfaith Understanding was a year-long effort to cultivate community interest and engagement of all faith traditions in West Michigan.

A unique partnership led by Grand Valley State University’s Kaufman Interfaith Institute, the Grand Rapids Press, WGVU Public Media, the Mayor’s office, and three organizing councils will seek to promote a yearlong engagement of the topic of interfaith understanding.

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell declared 2012 the “Grand Rapids Year of Interfaith Understanding,” and the project was formally announced in a press conference on Monday September 12, 2011 (Read his proclamation here)

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute's biggest project yet also earned a spot on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. Watch the segment below, and visit the site for more.

Click here to be directed to the PBS clip about the "Grand Rapids Year of Interfaith Understanding"

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