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Week 20  |  February 17, 2020


Newsletter | Week 20

Latest news

In this section, you will find the latest news about the Interfaith Initiative at Virginia Tech.


Newsletter | Week 20
Interfaith Together Dinner
Part of the national event Better Together Days, our Interfaith Together Dinner is this Thursday. We look forward to sharing meaningful food, dialogues, and collective art.
Please let us know if you are enrolled but no longer able to attend the event, so we can offer a spot for folks who are currently in the waiting list.

Why interfaith?

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


Guidelines for Interfaith Dialogue
Look at these guidelines for Interfaith Dialogue from The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington (IFC). They state that the purpose of interfaith dialogue is to increase our understanding of and respect for other religious systems and institutions, thereby increasing our appreciation of their values.

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.
The Story of Siddhartha Gautama
Watch this short video telling the story of the man who became Buddha. The world religion of Buddhism was founded by the efforts of him and his followers. He taught for around forty years and built a large following, both monastic and lay. His teaching is based on an insight into suffering and the end of suffering.

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.

“What makes something right or wrong?”  A humanistic vision of morality
This short video produced by the British Humanist Association presents a humanist vision on morality and how people who identify themselves as atheists or agnostic form the basis or their moral decisions.

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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