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Edition 30 | May 20, 2020
In this section, you will find the latest news about the Interfaith Initiative at Virginia Tech.
Interfaith Portraits Virginia Tech
We are thrilled to launch Interfaith Portraits at Virginia Tech, created in partnership with Student Affairs Communications. A webpage and a social media post series showing portraits and micro-interviews with people from diverse traditions attending the Interfaith Together Dinner. Access the webpage, and follow the post series on Twitter and Instagram.
Meet Stephen Holland, interfaith leader
“Steph’s exposure to diverse faith communities was limited before he arrived at Hamline University, Minnesota. Once at college, he learned about his diverse peers and became involved in interfaith work . He is a rising interfaith leader and is dedicated to build bridges across difference.” Watch this wonderful video from IFYC, very inspiring for students at Virginia Tech.
Learning about diverse traditions
Spirituality & Community: Claudio Betti on the Power of Spirit
“What spiritual presence or practice do you bring to the communities you belong to and why?” Watch this short video, part of a series from Fetzer Institute, gathering people from various traditions to talk about how they nurture the spiritual dimension while in community.
Diverse ways to live and to find meaning in life
Rich experiences living together in an interfaith house during COVID-19
“Four young people of different faiths move into a home together, then a pandemic happens”. Read this interesting article about a new interfaith experiment changed by unforeseen situations. By Alejandra Molina for Religion News Service.
Engage with the Interfaith Initiative at VT
Summer Brown Bag Dialogues | For faculty, staff, and community members
Participate in a constructive dialogue about diverse traditions. The series will happen over Zoom: Thursdays May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9, from 12 to 1 pm. Sign up — you can present an activity from your tradition or simply attend the sessions.
Summer Interfaith Dialogues | For Students
Dialogues with students from diverse traditions will happen over Zoom: Wednesdays May 27, June 10, June 24, July 8, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Click on the image to sign up — you can be in attendance or help facilitate the dialogues with an activity about your tradition.
Access the previous editions of the Interfaith Circle Newsletter.