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Explore, Engage, Empower!

The Interfaith Center offers a variety of education, reflection, and community building opportunities open to the campus community, as well as specific groups (e.g. staff/faculty, departments, or student organizations). Check out Facebook to find out what's currently happening!

Calendar of Events

Dinner and Dialogue: What is Freedom?

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This annual, six-part series invites students, staff, faculty, and members of the greater Burlington community into meaningful conversation around a common theme. This year, our discussion goes virtual as we ask "What is Freedom?" It is an opportunity to explore our own core values in conversation with other.

In the midst of a pandemic, political elections, and social upheaval, we are being challenged to examine what it means to live as a civil society. How do you understand freedom from your own religious and/or philosophical perspective? Each month we will explore and discuss one of the five basic freedoms found in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

SEPT 17    Freedom                          FEB 4      Press 

OCT 15     Religion                          MAR 4     Assembly   

NOV 19    Speech                            APR 8      Petition

The event is free on the Thursdays listed above at 7pm EST. We ask folks to RSVP along with their religious or philosophical identity or background to help us plan for numbers and create diverse groups for conversation. We will send you the event link upon your RSVP.

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Curious to know what we discussed in previous years? (pdf)

Tea - Time Tuesdays!

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Stop by any Tuesday morning from 9 am - 10:30 am to enjoy a warm beverage and time in community with fellow students and our staff. This space is open to all students!

Interfaith Student Coalition Meet Ups

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Meet up with students of all different religious and philosophical identities and perspectives for community and conversation! Each time we meet, we discuss an open-ended question about life and the world that gives us an opportunity to share, respect, and learn from our various similarities and differences. Watch the IC events calendar and social media to find out about upcoming meet ups and/or email us so we can let you know directly! interfaith@uvm.edu

Interfaith Student Leadership Retreat

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This off-campus retreat is an opportunity to gather with an amazing group of folks to build community, develop skills for facilitating interfaith conversations, and reflect on your own and others' religious and philosophical worldviews! 

Programs & Special Events

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The Interfaith Center hosts a variety of educational programs as well as special opportunities to celebrate and share diverse sacred and cultural celebrations within our community. For example, the Festival of Light and Dark held in December explores the significance of "light" and "dark" within the various celebrations, understandings and rituals that fall during the transition of seasons. 

Workshops & Training

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As part of the Interfaith Center's mission to equip and empower the UVM community to engage more comfortably and competently with spirituality and religion in our life and work on campus, we offer workshops and trainings to address religious pluralism, meaning making, religious literacy, and other topics. Check our events page on Facebook to see some of our upcoming options. Email us if you are interested in scheduling some type of educational activity for your student organization, office, or department.

Interfaith Update (weekly)

The best way to stay updated with programs and events connected with the Interfaith Center, as well as the greater community, is to sign up to receive the weekly "Interfaith Update." Each Monday you'll receive an email message with a selection of spiritual and religious opportunities happening on-campus, in the Burlington community, and beyond.

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