October 26, 2020
The UNF Interfaith Center, a division of the Department of Diversity Initiatives, is celebrating Interfaith Week virtually. The purpose of Interfaith Week is to raise awareness about the diversity of ideological and religious frameworks in America and to provide opportunities for students to engage in respectful dialogue with individuals from different backgrounds. This year’s theme, “Religious and Nonreligious
United for Social Change," aims to inspire students to take part in deep, challenging conversations that can help inspire authentic connections and create social change in the community.
Monday, 10/26: Interfaith Week Kickoff
Noon - 1 p.m.
This ceremony will recognize the power of building bridges across difference with raffle prizes, student testimonies, a keynote speaker and more.
Tuesday, 10/27: Race, Religion, and Politics: A Difficult Conversation, Session A
11 a.m. - Noon
Students from the Interfaith Center and Hick Honors College will host a dialogue on difficult questions such as: What can we learn when we listen to someone of a different race? How might this inform our politics? How can religion make these conversations more difficult or more possible?
Tuesday, 10/27: Interfaith Community Supper
6 - 7 p.m.
OneJax and the Interfaith Center will break bread together to share a virtual meal and discuss how to use food to create an inclusive community celebrating our diverse backgrounds.
Wednesday, 10/28: Race, Religion, and Politics: A Difficult Conversation, Session B
3 - 4 p.m.
Students from the Interfaith Center and Hick Honors College will discuss more difficult questions.
Thursday, 10/29: Speedfaithing
6 - 7 p.m.
During this interfaith mixer, students can make new friends of different religious and nonreligious worldviews, learn from diverse traditions, and share the values and stories that motivate them.
For more information on Interfaith Week and to view the full list of events, visit the website.