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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!

Festival of Light and Dark

Picture of sun and moon intertwined

FESTIVAL OF LIGHT & DARK
Wed, Dec 6 @ 6 – 7:30 pm

Come honor and share the diverse sacred and cultural celebrations of the season! Through song, dance, and personal reflection, learn about the significance “light” and “dark” play within various celebrations and rituals held during the transition of fall to winter. Afterwards, enjoy conversation and community along with hot chocolate, hot cider, hearty appetizers, and dessert! Co-Sponsored by the UVM Interfaith Center and the Inter-Residence Association (IRA). For more information, or to let us know if YOU have a creative contribution you’d like to share as part of the program, please email interfaith@uvm.edu.

Dinner and Dialogue

Gather monthly to build relationships with others and explore how we each connect to UVM's core values from our various religious and philosophical perspectives.  Each dinner has a different theme connected to the community values expressed by UVM's "Our Common Ground."  Dinners are FREE! Please RSVP to help us plan accordingly.

Join us from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Interfaith Center on the following dates: 

  • September 14 - Respect
  • October 12 - Openness
  • November 9 - Justice
  • February 8 - Integrity
  • March 8 - Responsibility
  • April 12 - Innovation

 

Interfaith Dialogues

Student Leaders at Interfaith Youth Core Conference
Each Friday from 1 - 2 pm in the Davis Center "Fishbowl" (i.e., Mount Mansfield room) students and UVM community members gather to show respect for one another and learn about similiarities and differences in religious/cultural upbringings by discussing religious, spiritual, and philosophical topics together. Find out more about the Interfaith Student Coalition that hosts these weekly conversations!

 

Workshops & Training

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 an religious opportunities happening on-campus, in the Burlington community, and beyond. Learn about signing up for the listserv.

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