Interfaith Circle

This weekly newsletter is promoted by the Dean of Students
Office at VT, in support of the new Interfaith Initiative.

Week 7  |  Oct 28, 2019

Newsletter | Week 7

Latest News

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

Interfaith Program at Virginia Tech
The new Interfaith Program at Virginia Tech aims to promote constructive dialogue and build relationships across lines of difference, acknowledging the diversity of religious and non-religious identities on campus.

Why interfaith?

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

Seven Principles of Interfaith Engagement
In this article published by, Jim Burklo offers some basic guidance about how people of different faiths can engage with each other in meaningful and productive ways, based in his 36 years of experience 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.
Introduction to Sufism
In this short video, Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, shares the basics of Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam that seeks to connect the worshipper to the divine through singing, dancing or artistic expression. Created by Belief | OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).

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.

Nuns and Nones
An unlikely alliance across communities of spirit. In the voices of Nuns and Nones participants, both Catholic Sisters and non-religious millennials, learn about what is discovered through conversation and collaboration at this intersection of identity and community.

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.Come to the next events!
Interfaith Evening Dialogues | For Students

Students who asked for interfaith dialogue sessions in the evenings and closer to academic buildings, we hear you! Come participate in dialogues with people from diverse identities. Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm – Nov 13, Dec 11 – Location: 3310 Torgersen Hall.

Interfaith Dialogues – Brown bag lunch
Participate in a dialogue with people from diverse worldviews. Discussions about world issues through an interfaith lens. Next dates: November 14, December 12. Time: 12 to 1 pm. Location: New Hall West 142.
Created by Najla Mouchrek, Ph.D.