UNF's 9th Annual Interfaith Week

UNF's 9th Annual Interfaith Week was Feb. 28-March 5 and was a great succes!

Visit our Facebook Page to see pictures from Interfaith Week 2016

Thank you to all of our volunteers and to everyone who came out!

Here is an overview of the events of our 9th annual Interfaith Week.

Keep an eye out for details regarding Interfaith Week 2017 - coming February 13-17.

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.

9th Annual Interfaith Week Events:


Peace in the Middle East: Inspiring Voices & Stories—A Dialogue with Faith Leaders & Millennial Change-Makers

February 28, 4:00-6:00 pm
Students are cordially invited to a living room conversation on conflicts in the Middle East, particularly between Israel and Palestine. WJCT’s First Coast Connect host, Melissa Ross, sits down with a panel of nationally acclaimed faith leaders and UNF millennial change-makers for an afternoon of storytelling and practical solutions for a better world. Our conversationalists will explore the role faith and other values-based communities may play in resolving such conflict.

Interfaith Week Presents: Speedfaithing 

February 29, 6:00 pm
Don’t miss this lively, highly interactive “game” of high-speed musical chairs where everyone gets a seat! After hearing a student tell her or his religious, spiritual, or values-based worldview story, everyone jumps up and scrambles for another seat. There will be a DJ and lots of great FREE FOOD! FREE to all students.

Coffee and Conversation with Zach Anner

March 1, 2:00 pm  
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? How do I apply my values to my work in the world? What makes me come alive? These are questions of awakening—to our humanity, and of discovery—of pathways to our authentic religious, spiritual, or secular worldviews. Interfaith dialogue and cooperation then are activities of awakening and discovery alongside others from similar and different worldviews. Meet new people, drink FREE coffee and enjoy meaningful conversation.

Interfaith Week Keynote: Zach Anner 

March 1, 5:30 pm 
Zach Anner, a self-proclaimed religious idiot, is on a quest to learn more about faith and explore various religions.

Interfaith Week & Muslim Student Association present: One Islam - Rewind and Replay

March 2, 7:00 pm
The purpose of One Islam events is to highlight the diversity of culture among Muslim people. In the spirit of Interfaith Week we will be showcasing these in one room and visiting each of the countries we have already covered with One Islam in the past (World of Nations style) Join us for FREE FOOD and to experience the cultures of Muslims in Palestine, China, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Syria, Turkey, and more!

Interfaith Week & Muslim Student Association present: Wear a Hijab Day

March 3, 11:00 am-2:00 pm 
UNF women who would like to experience a day wearing a Muslim hijab (headscarf) are invited to come out to The Green and receive their own, expertly wrapped, hijab. We hope to help raise awareness and recognition of Muslim women who wear hijab and to share the experience with other women.

I-Dinner: International, Intercultural, and Interfaith

March 3, 5:30 pm
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.

Interfaith Week and Osprey South Asian Association Present: Holi—The Hindu Festival of Color 

March 5, 11:00 am
Have you heard of the Color Run? The Hindu festival of Holi is its inspiration! Join us to round out Interfaith Week with great food, music, dancing, and COLOR! FREE Indian FOOD and COLOR for all students!