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, October 23, 3-4:30 pm

3001 Seidman Center - 50 Front St SW

Scriptural Reasoning

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 30, 4-5:30 pm

3001 Seidman Center - 50 Front St SW

Science & Religion Meetings

Next meeting: Tuesday, November 6, 7 pm

173 Center for Health Sciences

Interfaith Foodies

Next Event: Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 pm

5274 Connemara Ct SE, Ada, MI 49301

Cinematic Conversations

Next showing: Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pm

I Am Not A Witch at Celebration Cinema Woodland

Interfaith and Interwoven

Meets every Tuesday at 10 am

Temple Emanuel

Chess Players

This group will resume in November


Contemplative Traditions

Next Meeting: Monday, October 22, 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

Contemplative Traditions Group

October 22, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Practicing Interspiritual Companioning

Interfaith and Interwoven

October 23, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Interfaith Dialogue: Faith, Work & Life

October 23, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Does the faith tradition you live everyday in your personal life have an impact on who you are and what you do in your professional life? Our panelists will discuss their own lived experiences and...

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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!

Sign up here! 

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. 

Learn more here!


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"Through interfaith dialogue and service, we promote a vibrant and diverse community for all generations."

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