Interfaith Circle

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Week 19  |  February 10, 2020


Newsletter | Week 19

Why interfaith?

Here we share articles about the importance of investing in interfaith dialogue and cooperation in contemporary society.


Interfaith Youth Core – Introduction
Watch this short video introducing the Interfaith Youth Core, a non-profit that supports interfaith dialogue and cooperation in university campuses around the country for more than 20 years.  Learn more about the importance of interfaith cooperation, engagement, and leadership to promote pluralism and contribute to democracy.

Learning about diverse traditions

Appreciative knowledge is an important part in the interfaith triangle. In this section, we share information to expand our religious, spiritual, and secular literacy, featuring different traditions/worldviews every week.
Who are the Unitarian Universalists?
This short animated video introduces Unitarian Universalism – beliefs, principles, worship, and focus on social justice. Unitarian Universalists are people of many backgrounds who have different beliefs, but shared values. Copyright: Unitarian Universalist Association. Click here to know more about the video.

Diverse ways to live and to find meaning in life

Here, we share stories about how people find different ways to find meaning and purpose in their lives.

My Foundations in Interfaith Engagement | Zahra Rizvi
In this article by State of Formation, Zahra Rizvi (a sophomore serving in the Interfaith Student Council at Tufts University) shares her experience in interfaith spaces. She is a also a 2019-2020 Boston Interfaith Leadership Initiative Fellow, in which she discusses issues and concepts related to interreligious spaces.

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.
Interfaith Brown Bag Lunches – Spring 2020
Participate in a dialogue with people from diverse worldviews. Discussions about world issues through an interfaith lens. Dates: February 27, March 26, April 23. Time: 12 to 1 pm. Location: Smith Career Center – Meeting Room B. Open the flyer to see the topics for conversation!
Interfaith Evening Dialogues for Students –  Spring 2020
Undergraduate and graduate students:  come participate in dialogues with people from diverse identities! Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm – March 4, April 1, April 29. Open the flyer to see the topics and the location for each dialogue.

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