UNF's 8th Annual Interfaith Week

UNF's 8th Annual Interfaith Week is scheduled for Feb. 2-7, 2015, to align with the United Nations' World Interfaith Harmony Week. 

Visit our Facebook Page to see pictures from Interfaith Week 2014

For an idea of what to expect from Interfaith Week, here is this year's lineup:


The purpose of Interfaith Week is to raise awareness about the diversity of ideological and religious frameworks in America and to provide opportunities for UNF students to engage in respectful dialogue with students from different backgrounds.

The Theme: The Science of Interfaith: Are you asking the big questions?

8th Annual Interfaith Week Events:


Brunch for Lunch: Student Identity Panel

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2
Students will share their personal stories of values and the intersection of their religious and non-religious identity with other aspects of their personal identity — including how those values and identities can seem complimentary, contradictory, informative and/or challenging questions. A free lunch will be provided. The event is a collaboration with the Military and Veterans Resource Center, Women's Center, Intercultural Center for PEACE, Disability Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, Muslim Student Association and Better Together @ UNF.
 

Discussion of the Better Together Movement

Noon Tuesday, Feb. 3
Adam Garner of the Interfaith Youth Core will meet with student interfaith leaders and UNF chaplains to discuss the Better Together movement on UNF campus and steps for moving pluralism on campus forward. Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, noted interfaith activist and an adviser to President Barack Obama, will join the discussion for the last 30 minutes. The event is by Invitation only.

Coffee and Conversation with Eboo Patel

2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3
Interfaith Center, Founders Hall, suite 2100

All students are invited to this hour-long event with free coffee and lively conversation. Come and explore the big questions of life: Who am I? What are my values? What gives my life a sense of meaning, fulfillment and purpose? The scheduled guest speaker is Eboo Patel.

Interfaith Week Keynote Storyteller: Eboo Patel

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3
Dr. Patel's talk on turning religious and non-religious ideas into action includes the IFYC trainer and is geared exclusively toward students.

Interfaith Week Presents: Speedfaithing

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, Student Union Ballrooms
Musical chairs meets interfaith dialogue in this student event featuring Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hare Krishna, Secular Humanist and Pagan students who each share their story in this "speedfaithing" event. Featuring a live DJ and delicious food. All students are welcome to join the fun. A communal meal is shared after the speedfaithing event.

i-Dinner: International, Intercultural and Interfaith

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5 Student Union West, 3rd floor ballroom
All students are invited to a family-style dinner and games with prizes. The event is designed to help students meet from different countries, cultures and religious/non-religious identities. Come for the free food. Stay for the trivia game, prizes and lively conversation. Enjoy some delicious Thai food and a round of Talk Better Together.

Jumma at the Mosque

12:30-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6
Attend Jumma, or Friday prayer, at a local mosque to observe Muslim spiritual practices. A dialogue with local Muslim community members is planned after the Friday prayer. Free transportation will be provided to students who meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Student Union parking circle. A time of reflection followed by a free meal is scheduled upon return to compus.