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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!

Building a Better Activist: Social Change Education for the Activist in You

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Saturday, March 3 @ 1 - 5 pm                                                                                                                                University of Vermont                                                                                                                                               Waterman Building (85 S. Prospect) 

"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world" Dolores Huerta.

Join area students and others for this half-day conference to develop and deepen insights, passion, tools and connections to create an inclusive equitable society. The Building a Better Activist conference is offered in conjunction with the Annual Student Conference on Race, Gender & Sexuality convened by Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies (GSWS) and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) on March 2, 2018. It will officially close UVM’s Equity Week which runs from 2/26 - 3/3.

Call for Proposals: We are currently accepting program proposals (e.g., workshop, skill building session, performance or presentation). For more details for submitting a proposal by the February 12 deadline, visit here.

Be watching for online registration to go live soon! For accommodation needs, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 802.656.7753.

The conference planning committee includes members from the Interfaith Center; LGBTQA Center; The Mosaic Center for Students of Color; Women’s Center; Alianza Latinx; Asian Student Union; The Black Student Union; SGA Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Women of Color Coalition; CRES; GSWS; Hillel; student life; and The Peace and Justice Center.

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.

Special Events

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The Interfaith Center hosts special opportunities throughout the year 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 seasonal transition through story, song and personal reflection.  

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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