UNF's 8th Annual Interfaith Week is scheduled for February 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 last 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: Better Together: With our Powers Combined!
On February 26, the Sikh Community of Northeast Florida will be donating their time (and Turbans!) to come to UNF campus to teach students how to wear a turban. There will be mirrors, photos, free food and music. Students will be invited to wear their turbans for the rest of the day - they'll event get to keep their turban for free! The purpose of this event is to teach students about the little known Sikh faith.
When a turbaned Sikh man is brutally murdered in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, a college student journeys across America to discover who counts as "one of us" in a world divided into "us" and "them." Armed with only a camera, Valarie Kaur encounters hundreds of stories never before told - stories of fear and unspeakable loss, but also of resilience and hope - until she finally finds the heart of America, halfway around the world, in the words of a widow. Weaving expert analysis into a personal journey and cross-country road trip, the film confronts the forces dividing a nation.
This film was written and directed by The Interfaith Week Keynote Speaker Valarie Kaur.
Students of different religious and non-religious identities gather to sort and organize donated canned goods in the Lend-A-Wing Pantry. Free Waffles served for breakfast, subs for lunch!
In Collaboration with the Military and Veterans Resource Center, Intercultural Center for PEACe, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and the LGBT Resource Center, Students will share
their personal stories of values and the intersection of their
religious/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. FREE LUNCH IS PROVIDED!
L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and
Indian Studies at Harvard University and Director of The Pluralism Project. She received her B.A from Smith College
(1967) in Religion, her M.A. from the School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London (1968) in South Asian History, and her Ph.D. from Harvard
University (1976) in the Comparative Study of Religion.
and Conversation is an hour long casual monthly event where we explore values,
traditions, and identity through interfaith dialogue with guest speakers over
coffee. For students of all religious and non-religious identities. Come for
free coffee. Stay for the engaging conversation. Student, faculty, and
community leaders take turns facilitating this informal discussion exploring
values, traditions, and identity in a SIP (Safe Ideological Place). Students of
ALL religious and non-religious identities are encouraged to participate.
Students clubs from different religious and non-religious identities will come together and host a fair for the UNF students. Free food and music will be provided!
FREE family-style dinner and a fun game designed to build community among international and domestic students from diverse backgrounds.
Holi is a spring festival also known as festival of colors, and sometimes festival of love. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. Be sure to wear white! Free lunch, FREE DJ, and FREE FUN!!!
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