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, June 26, 3-4:30 pm

3001 Seidman Center - 50 Front St SW

Scriptural Reasoning

Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 19, 4-5:30 pm

3001 L. William Seidman Center, 50 Front Street SW

Science & Religion

Next meeting: Thursday, June 28, 3-4:30 pm

1013 Seidman Center - 50 Front St SW

Interfaith Foodies

Next event:  Tuesday, June 26, 6 pm

Cooking vegetarian Indian/Pakistani cuisine!


Cinematic Conversations

RBG, Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 pm

Celebration Cinema Woodland

Interfaith and Interwoven

No meetings until September - Enjoy your Summer!

Interfaith Fitness

Next Event: Saturday, July 14, 11 am

Kayak Trip at Millennium Park

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: June 18 at 6:30 pm

Dominican Center at Marywood - 2025 Fulton St E

Interfaith Imagination

Next Event: Thursday, July 19, 6 - 9 pm


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 Book Group

June 26, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Discussing Allah: A Christian Response by Miroslav Volf

Interfaith Foodies

June 26, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cooking vegetarian Indian/Pakistani cuisine!

Interfaith Council Luncheon

June 28, 2018 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Our next Interfaith Council Luncheon will take place on Thursday, June 28, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm at the Dominican Center at Marywood (2025 Fulton St East, Grand Rapids,...

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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!

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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