Welcome to the 2018 Year of Interfaith Friendship!

Affinity Groups

These interfaith affinity groups provide safe and engaging spaces for you to meet people of different faith traditions or worldview while enjoying some of your favorite activities. Click on one of the groups below to begin the fun adventure of making some new friends! 

Interfaith Book Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 11, 3-4:30 pm

3001 Seidman Center - 50 Front St SW

Scriptural Reasoning

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 18, 4-5:30 pm

3001 Seidman Center, 50 Front St SW

Science & Religion Meetings

Next meeting: TBD

3001 Seidman Center - 50 Front St SW

Interfaith Foodies

Next Event: August 28, 6 - 8 pm

Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant

Cinematic Conversations

First Reformed, August 21, 6:30 pm

Celebration Cinema Woodland

Interfaith and Interwoven

No meetings until September - Enjoy your Summer!





Medicine and Minds

No meetings until Fall - Enjoy your Summer!

Chess Players

Thursdays, 7-9 pm, Chapbook Cafe, Schuler Books & Music

Wednesdays, 12-1 pm, Rising Grinds Cafe 

Contemplative Traditions

Next Meeting: Monday, August 13, 6:30 pm

Dominican Center at Marywood - 2025 Fulton St E

Interfaith Imagination

Next Event: TBD


Don't Live in Grand Rapids?

For those from other cities or communities who would be interested in participating in developing interfaith friendships in your area, we'd be happy to help you get something started!

Simply fill out the form, and one of our staff will contact you shortly!

Upcoming Events

An Evening at GRAM with Islamic Art

August 16, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Check out the Islamic art exhibits before they leave GRAM! We will have the opportunity to take an Interfaith tour of the Grand Rapids Art Museum and see their new exhibitions, Mirror Variations...

Lunch & Learn at GRAM

August 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Free Bring your lunch and join GRAM for a free Lunch and Learn presented with Kaufman Interfaith Institute. Hear from Dr. Anne Heath, Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the...

Cinematic Conversations: First Reformed

August 21, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Our Cinematic Conversations affinity group is designed to foster relationships about the shared experience of cinema. Within our moderated discussions immediately following each movie, we hope to cultivate...

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How Else Can I Get Involved?

Join the Interfaith Council

Next Meeting: April 26, 11:30 am at the Dominican Center at Marywood. Come enjoy a great lunch and meet some new friends!

RSVP for the lunch!

Sign Up for the Interfaith Insight 

A weekly e-newsletter that always features an interesting look into the world of interfaith and upcoming events. Stay in the loop!

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Consider Making a Donation

We invite you to be a part of our work by becoming a Friend, Supporter, or Partner of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute. 

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