Interfaith Circle

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Edition 32 | June 24, 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: The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington
“Why I believe in Interfaith”

Watch the short video by The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, in which people from several worldviews and belief systems share the reasons why they believe in interfaith work.


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: Religious Literacy Project ©HarvardX.
Clearing Misunderstandings about Religion

“There are many commonly held misunderstandings about religion. Let’s focus on clearing up three of them”. Watch this short video created by the Religious Literacy Project – Harvard University ©HarvardX. The video is part of the online course Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures.


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: MoniQue Rangell-Onwuegbuzia / Unsplash
University Students’ Search for Meaning

“Students are searching for meaning, a way to organize their lives, their sense of purpose and value in the worlds they will enter post-graduation”. Read this article by Jane Fried for the Convergence on Campus Blog.


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 25 from 12 to 1 pm and July 9 from 12 -1 :30 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 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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