Interfaith Circle

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Edition 40 | May 2021


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Latest news

In this section, you will find the latest news about the Interfaith Initiative at Virginia Tech.
Photos: Luke Williams
Transition in the Interfaith Program: Words of Gratitude and Hope for the Future

In this article, Dr. Byron Hughes and Dr. Najla Mouchrek address the changes in leadership happening in the interfaith initiative over this Summer and thank the Virginia Tech community for their presence and participation in interfaith gatherings and programs.


Why interfaith?

Here we share articles about the importance of investing in interfaith dialogue and cooperation in contemporary society.
Images: from Art Exhibit
(Ashlyn Donald, Sue Kurtz, Alaa Abdalla)
Project Interfaith, Social Justice, and Arts launched virtual exhibit and panel

“Art is a powerful medium that can cross boundaries and transform communities, and challenge stereotypes (…), affirm our unity and promote a more inclusive atmosphere. ” Click to read the article from Mohammed Ba-Aoum about the project he co-led in partnership with the Interfaith Advisory Council, with support from IFYC and VT Graduate School. 


Diverse ways to make meaning and search for purpose in life

Here, we share stories about how people find different ways to find meaning and purpose in their lives.Here, we share stories about how people find different ways to find meaning and purpose in their lives.


Graphic: Rachel DeBusk
Aurora Interfaith Living-Learning Community will launch in Fall 2021 | Open apps for incoming Hokies

The Aurora Interfaith Living Learning Community at Virginia Tech is a community of students — religious, non-religious, spiritual, secular, and seekers — who come together to explore the ways people make meaning and search for purpose, to connect to one another, and to work for positive action in the world.


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.
How the Teachings of Rumi Can Contribute to the Healing and Perfection of Our Humanity

Watch the recording of the talk by Kabir Helminski that happened on April 15, 2021. The event has promoted by Synergy: Interfaith Collective at VT in partnership with Interfaith VT and sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Core Alumni grant.

Interfaith, Social Justice & Arts | Panel & Art Exhibit

Watch the recording of the panel with three outstanding artists: Anne Elise Thomas, PhD, Katy Shepard, Jon Catherwood-Ginn, moderated by Mohammed Ba-Aoum (April 21, 2021). Promoted by the Interfaith Advisory Council in partnership with Synergy and sponsored by a grant from Interfaith Youth Core and a VT Graduate School Scholarship.

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