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.
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 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
- Nov. 1, 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
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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