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Week 25  |  March 23, 2020


Newsletter | Week 25

Latest news

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


Brown Bag Online: Being a positive presence for students exploring faith & purpose (March 26)
This week we will have our first Interfaith Brown Bag Lunch Dialogue online! Participate in a dialogue with people from diverse worldviews around the topic: “Being a positive presence for student exploring faith & purpose”. March 26, 12 to 1 pm. RSVP at

Why interfaith?

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


What is Interfaith? | Animation 
“Interfaith aims to break down prejudice and misinformation and facilitate positive interaction”. Watch this interesting animation video created by Project BRaVE, ©European University Institute. The video is part of the online course Interfaith Dialogue for Combating Extremism among Young People.

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.
Embracing different identities within the Jewish community 
For 2020 Jewish Heritage Month, the Jewish Student Union of Virginia Tech presents: “One Big Tribe – Embracing different identities within the Jewish community”. From March 15 to April 15, check out their Facebook and Instagram pages everyday for different content!

Interfaith Resources

Here, we share resources and content in support of interfaith activities and observances.

Resources for Maintaining Community During COVID-19  – The Aspen Institute
The Inclusive America Project’s (IAP) mission to create a sustainable and thriving religious pluralism in the United States is as important as ever in this moment. A variety of religious traditions call us to honor our communities and care for our most vulnerable neighbors.

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 Hangout Online (March 31, 5:30 pm)
The first Interfaith Hangout was a success! The second on will be on Tuesday March 31 at 5:30 pm. The Hangout is an informal opportunity to catch up, talk about the things we like and value, and just be together. Everyone is welcome to participate. RSVP at
Evening Dialogue Online: Participate in an Interfaith Service Project (April 1)
Undergraduate and graduate students:  come participate in dialogues with people from diverse identities! Next date: Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 to 7 pm. RSVP at 

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