Interfaith Circle

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Edition 41 | June 2021


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Latest news

In this section, you will find the latest news about the Interfaith Initiative at Virginia Tech.
Graphic: Najla Mouchrek
VT Interfaith Professional Development Program certifies 35 faculty, staff, and community members

The semester-long eight-session program aimed to expand understanding of the diversity of religious and non-religious identities and build capacity to engage in interfaith dialogue and cooperation on campus. The program was promoted in partnership with PDN-TLOS and supported by a Campus Innovation Grant from Interfaith Youth Core.


Graphic: Rachel DeBusk
Applications for incoming students is open until June 30: Aurora Interfaith Living-Learning Community

Aurora Interfaith LLC is a community of students — religious, non-religious, spiritual, secular, and seekers — who learn about the ways people make meaning and search for purpose, connect to one another, and work for positive action in the world. Click to read the one-pager.


Photos: Luke Williams
Transition in the Interfaith Program: Words of Gratitude and Hope for the Future

In this article, Dr. Byron Hughes and Dr. Najla Mouchrek address the changes in leadership happening in the interfaith initiative over this Summer and thank the Virginia Tech community for their presence and participation in interfaith gatherings and programs.


Why interfaith?

Here we share articles about the importance of investing in interfaith dialogue and cooperation in contemporary society.
VT Interfaith Online Repository is launched

We are proud to launch the VT Interfaith Online Repository, part of the Interfaith Professional Development Program. Find several resources on worldview diversity,  interfaith dialogue, cooperation & engagement in this publicly accessible site.


Engage with the Interfaith Initiative at VT

Participate in interfaith dialogue and cooperation at Virginia Tech. All are welcome, as the interfaith circle includes all religious, non-religious, spiritual, and secular identities.
Past Events & Recordings

Access this page to consult information about our previous events: dialogues, workshops, and meetings. You can also watch video recordings of talks and panels. Check it out!

Images: from Art Exhibit
(Ashlyn Donald, Sue Kurtz, Alaa Abdalla)
Art Exhibit Interfaith, Social Justice, and Arts

“Art is a powerful medium that can cross boundaries and transform communities, affirm our unity and promote a more inclusive atmosphere”. The project Interfaith, Social Justice, and Arts aimed to support the advancement of an inclusive environment and foster interfaith and pluralism at VT. Click to learn more.

Synergy: an interfaith student organization promoting dialogue and cooperation on campus

Synergy Interfaith Collective at Virginia Tech is the first interfaith student organization on campus. This past year they promoted a series of events, including dialogues, deep dives, and talks. Check their page and follow them on Instagram and Twitter.

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