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Interfaith Center Programs & Services        

Campus 4 Community

 

Campus 4 Community events are field trips to various religious and secular communities. They are open to all students, no matter their worldview identity (religious or non-religious identity). Come observe how different communities celebrate holidays, live together as a community, and act in the greater community. Often Campus 4 Community provides students with an opportunity to dialogue with community members. 

 

 Coffee and Conversation

 

Coffee and Conversation is a tradition at the Interfaith Center. Students are invited to this hour-long event with FREE coffee and lively conversation. Participants explore the big questions of life: Who am I? What are my values? What gives my life a sense of meaning, fulfillment and purpose? These are questions of faith -- the human activity (whether religious or non-religious) of making meaning in our lives. Interfaith dialogue and cooperation are activities of making meaning alongside others- from different worldviews - both religious and non-religious. Students, professors and community members take turns facilitating an informal discussion in a Safe Space (see Safe Space Guidelines below). Come hear from people with different perspectives on polarizing issues and how they are able to bridge their difference to work together.

 

Talk Better Together

Formerly known as "Text Study Better Together," Talk Better Together brings students together for a lively discussion and exploration of religious texts from the Islamic, Jewish, Christian and Baha'i traditions. UNF students, recent alums and Interfaith Center staff members: Rachael McNeal (UNF Interfaith Center); Sama Beg (Islamic Center of Northeast Florida); Matt Hartley (South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church); and Hana Ashchi (Baha'i Community Center of Jacksonville). Talk Better Together provides a FREE simple meal for participants - Come with an open mind and an empty stomach to explore the big questions of life! Who am I? What are my values? What gives my life a sense of meaning? Come see what these religious texts have to say about different topics like how to serve others, life after death, the environment, and more.

 

i-Dinner

i-Dinners are open to ALL UNF students and includes a FREE family-style dinner and community building game like Trivia, Jeopardy!, Bingo or Pumpkin Decorating. This event is designed to help students meet from different countries, cultures, and worldviews (religious/non-religious). Come for the free food, stay for the games - leave with new friends.

 

Interfaith Week

 

A spring semester event planned by (and for) students to address current religious diversity issues. This year's Interfaith Week will be February 2-6, 2015 to coincide with the UN's World Interfaith Harmony Week. Visit the Interfaith Week page for more information.

 

Spiritual Direction and Vocational Counseling

Explore your path to a fulfilling future. Examine the intersection of your values, passions, and what the market will pay for with Interfaith Center professional staff. Drop-ins welcome, or contact Rachael.mcneal@unf.edu for an appointment.


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Coffee & Conversation

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Building 2 Suite 2100


Cost: FREE

All students are invited to this hour-long event with FREE coffee and lively conversation. Come explore the big questions of life: who am I? What are my values? What gives my life a sense of meaning, fulfillment, and purpose? These are questions of faith--the human activity (whether religious or non-religious) of making meaning in our lives. Interfaith dialogue and cooperation are activities of making meaning alongside others—from different worldviews—both religious and non-religious.
Students, professors, and community members take turns facilitating an informal discussion in a safe space. Come meet new people, drink free coffee and enjoy meaningful conversation.

Speaker: Riya Gharat, UNF Student, Hindu

 

 

Meditation

WOW Meditation Workshop

Monday, August 24, 2015
12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Student Wellness Center, Mind Body Room


Cost: FREE

This mini-series of six workshops is designed to provide students with a wide variety of simple yet powerful “mindful awareness” techniques that can be practiced and used by just about anyone, just about anywhere. Each workshop will introduce several different techniques and provide time for students to practice the techniques, and ask questions. Come to one, some or all. No prior experience is necessary. Two well-known meditation and yoga facilitators, Dennis and Kathy Lang will be our co-guides. Both are certified instructors of Yin, Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Meditation and completed their RYT 200 and 500 hour certifications at the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. For more on Dennis and Kathy, go to: http://www.yogawithdennisandkathy.com/

TFWednesday

WOW #TFWednesday

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
12:00pm-1:00pm

Location: Building 2, Suite 2100


Cost: FREE

#TFWednesday is a bi-monthly event co-hosted by the Interfaith Center and the LGBT Resource Center. It is an opportunity to talk about Gender and Sexuality issues in the context of different religious, spiritual and values-based worldviews. Each week we will explore a different topic, and look at what different sacred and secular works say about that topic and engage in casual dialogue.

Topic: Marriage

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WOW i-Dinner

Thursday, August 27, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Student Union, Building 58W Ballrooms A-C


Cost: FREE

All students are invited to this FREE family-style dinner and TRIVIA contest (with prizes). This event is designed to help students meet from different countries, cultures, and worldviews (religious/non-religious). Come for the free food. Stay for the trivia game, prizes and lively conversation. FREE to all UNF students.
Location: Student Union West, 3rd Floor Ballrooms
Theme: Myth-busters Trivia—trivia that focuses on the myths and stigmas associated with the people experiencing homelessness and of people of different worldviews.
Location: Interfaith Center (Founders Hall, Suite 2100)