Interfaith Initatives

Interfaith Initiatives

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The focus of Interfaith Initiatives at Methodist University is LISTEN. LEARN. LOVE. -- encouraging interfaith dialogue, learning, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths. Programs encourage members of the MU community to know deeply and live freely their own faith’s sacred texts and traditions while being intentional in learning and reverencing the faith traditions of others.
Methodist University is committed to helping each student grow toward wholeness; physically, mentally, socially, spiritually, and academically. Because the University recognizes that spiritual well-being is essential to wholeness, a diverse religious life program is offered to help students along this journey.

Interfaith Council

The Interfaith Council is a student organization responsible for planning Interfaith engagement for the campus community. The Council is always looking for ideas that promote peace and understanding and welcomes all to participate actively in the work of the Council.

“Unpacking Religion”

Unpacking Religion attendees will get a box dinner and engage in discussion about one of the four major world religions. Our hope is to dispel some of the myths and continue to grow in love for all traditions as we learn together.

  • Sept. 25, 2018 6 p.m. Unpacking Religion Islam
  • Oct. 23, 2018 6 p.m. Unpacking Religion Judaism
  • Feb. 12, 2019 6 p.m. Unpacking Religion Hinduism
  • Mar. 26, 2019 6 p.m. Unpacking Religion Buddhism

World Culture Celebrations

Join us for these campus-wide educational events focused on religious festivals that also influence world cultures. Events vary each year, and are chosen by The Interfaith Council.

  • Aug. 24, 2018 6 p.m. Eid celebration
  • Oct. 30, 2018 6 p.m. Dia de los Muertos celebration
  • Nov. 7, 2018 6 p.m. Diwali celebration
  • Mar. 20, 2019 4 p.m. Holi celebration

Interfaith Initiatives on Social Media

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Contact the Interfaith Council

Vrushali Thombare, student leader

Nan Fiebig, advisor

Dr. J. R. Hustwit, advisor

Rev. Kelli W. Taylor, University Chaplain


"Fire From The Mountain: Glass and Steel" Exhibit

The David McCune International Art Gallery at Methodist University is pleased to host the exhibition "Fire From The Mountain: Glass and Steel",...

Foreign Film Series: "Wild Tales"

Six short stories explore the extremes of human behavior involving people in distress.

Director: Damián Szifron

Argentina, 2014


Friends of Music presents Lawrence Quinnett, Pianist

Presented by Friends of Music

Lawrence Quinnett ’06 is an active concert pianist and MU alum who has given concerts, conducted master classes...