Interfaith Circle

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Edition 31 | June 10, 2020

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Why interfaith?

Here we share articles about the importance of investing in interfaith dialogue and cooperation in contemporary society.
Photo: IFYC
Bearing Witness | Interfaith America

IFYC Alumni Casey Jones shares what it meant to “bear witness” during a prayer vigil in response to the tragic murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. Casey felt “a renewed call to interfaith organizing. The inherent value of interfaith work is in its requirement that we each become a true witness for one another”. Content by Interfaith America | IFYC.


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.
Photo: AP Photo/Noah Berger
What Ministers, Rabbis and Imams Preached This Weekend About the Protests

Read this article from Religion News Service about how this weekend, people of diverse faiths joined protests against racial injustice across the country. Many also heard about those topics in the worship services they attended.


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.
Photo: © Brené Brown Education and Research Group
Ibram X. Kendi talks with Brené Brown about “How to Be an Antiracist”

Listen to the Unlocking Us podcast with Brené Brown and professor Ibram Kendi, New York Times bestselling author and director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, about How to Be an Antiracist, “a groundbreaking approach to understanding uprooting racism and inequality in our society and in ourselves.”


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.
Summer Brown Bag Dialogues | For faculty, staff, and community members

Participate in a constructive dialogue about diverse traditions. Join us on June 11, June 25, July 9, from 12 to 1 pm. Click to sign up and attend the sessions, in which faculty, staff and community members are presenting activities about their worldviews.

Summer Interfaith Dialogues | For Students

Dialogues with students from diverse traditions are happening over Zoom: Wednesdays June 10, June 24, July 8, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Click to sign up and attend the session in which students like you are facilitating dialogues about their tradition.

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