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, February 20, 3-4:30 pm

240 Center for Health Sciences - 301 Michigan St NE

Scriptural Reasoning

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 27, 4-5:30 pm

140 Center for Health Sciences - 301 Michigan St NE

Science & Religion

Next meeting: Thursday, March 1, 3-4:30 pm

174 Center for Health Sciences - 301 Michigan St NE

Interfaith Foodies

Next event:  TuesdayFebruary 27, 6:30 pm

Zeytin's in Ada

Cinematic Conversations

Shape of Water - Tuesday, February 20, 6:30-8 pm

Celebration Cinema Woodland

Interfaith and Interwoven

Meets Wednesdays at 10 am

Temple Emanuel 

Medicine and Minds

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 6, 7 - 8:30 pm

140 Center for Health Sciences - 301 Michigan St NE

Coming Soon...


Interfaith Fitness

If interested, let us know Here!

Service Saturdays

If interested, let us know Here!

Interfaith Imagination

If interested, let us know Here

Contemplative Traditions

If interested, let us know Here!


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 here, and one of our staff will contact you shortly!


Upcoming Events

Interfaith Community Dinner

March 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come to enjoy conversation with people from various traditions over a vegetarian Thai dinner. All are welcome. Be sure to register early, as space is limited. Suggested donation: $5 per attendee.  Registration:...

Cinematic Conversations: Winter Interfaith Movie Cohort

March 20, 2018 6:30 PM

Tired of the cold? Looking to make some new friends? Join us to view and discuss independent films this winter at Celebration! Cinema at Woodland Mall (3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512). This...

A Taste of the Passover

March 21, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A Taste of the Passover is an evening that will include a sampling of the traditions of the Passover seder, including music and holiday readings, a light dinner, and an opportunity to ask...

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How Else Can I Get Involved?

Join the Interfaith Council

Next Meeting: February 22, 11:30am at the Dominican Center at Marywood. Come enjoy a great lunch and meet some new friends!

To RSVP for the lunch, Click Here!

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!

To sign up, Click 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. 

To learn more, Click Here!


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




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