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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). Follow our Instagram and/or view our Calendar of Events to discover what's currently happening!

Calendar of Events

Festival of Light & Dark: Thursday, Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

The event title "The Festival of Light & Dark" on a dark blue image of the night sky and stars

Come honor and celebrate how different religious, philosophical, and cultural traditions engage the transition from fall into winter. Together through music, reflection, and other creative offerings we'll explore how the themes of light and dark, and the intersections between the two, are observed by different members of our UVM community. We’ll then round out the evening with cookies and hot cider! If you’re interested in sharing something as part of the program and/or would like more information, email

Tea Time Tuesdays!

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Craving an opportunity to just sit and chat with others? Drop by anytime Tuesday mornings from 9 - 10 am for bagels, a beverage (not just tea!), and informal conversation. The entire UVM community is welcome!

CONNECT: An Inclusive Spiritual Gathering

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This inclusive spiritual gathering is an opportunity to pause in the midst of your busy week and spend some quality time connecting - with yourself, others, and the sources of support that are meaningful to you. Each meeting includes time for open discussion, as well as a chance to try on a spiritual practice for cultivating awareness and connection. Meets each Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:30 pm. For more info contact Rev. Laura at

Dinner & Dialogue: A Monthly Interfaith Gathering

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Faith leader and activist Valarie Kaur describes Revolutionary Love as a choice to labor on behalf of others, ourselves, and our opponents to transform the world. Join with students, staff, faculty, and community members to explore and discuss this understanding and experience of love from our various religious and/or philosophical perspectives. Dinner is free and 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.

Sept 22:    Revolutionary Love

Oct 20:     Wonder   

Nov 10:     Rage   

Feb 2:       Breathe   

Mar 2:      Transformation

Mar 30:    Joy

This annual, six-part series invites students, staff, faculty, and members of the greater Burlington community into meaningful conversation around a common theme. It is an opportunity to reflect upon our core religious and philosophical values, gain insight into those of others, and consider how we can live them out in meaningful, tangible ways in the midst of our diverse communities at UVM and society as a whole. Click here to find out what we've discussed in previous years!

IC Book Club: "See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love"

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How do we love others, love our opponents, and love ourselves? Activist Valarie Kaur offers the practice of Revolutionary Love as a means to transform the world and invites us to reflect, learn, grown, and fight together against injustice and oppression. Join us this fall as we journey through Kaur’s memoir and manifesto of Revolutionary Love. Dinner provided. All are welcome. Books available for all participants. RSVP here.

Annual Interfaith Student Leadership Retreat: November 11 & 12, 2022

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Open to all UVM undergraduate and graduate students, this overnight, off-campus retreat is an opportunity during the fall semester 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! We leave campus on a Friday around 4:30 pm and return that Saturday by 8:30 pm. Feel free to email if you'd like to learn more!

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, you can watch a recording of "Voting as Spiritual Practice"- a conversation we hosted between three religious leaders as they discussed how their religious traditions and practices inform their involvement in political and communal life.

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. 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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