The Center was created in the 1950s and was originally formed by Christians until 2000, when students at the university started being broader in faith- and non-faith identities themselves and looking to have a much broader knowledge of religions. The board followed the student lead and decided to become an interfaith center around 2013. Their upcoming programming includes: an International Day of Peace Celebration, featuring a talk by an Alaskan Native Elder, and a discussion around religion, peace, and the environment; a film screening and panel discussion of "Paris to Pittsburgh," in collaboration with Interfaith Power & Light; an interfaith retreat; an interfaith service project in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity; Keynote speakers, a Unity Walk and programming affiliated with World Interfaith Harmony Week and Better Together Days, and much more to come. Website - https://www.oxfordinterfaithcenter.org. The university is named after one of the local Indigenous tribes and there is a tribal relations center on campus. Members have had a hard time building trust and a relationship between the Tribal Relations Center and the Interfaith Center. This is something they are working on.
The Interfaith Center at Miami University
Interfaith Center's mission is to invite people from diverse secular, spiritual, religious traditions to participate in each other’s practices in order to cultivate appreciative understanding and friendships.
Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Islam, Sikhism
Catholic, Episcopal, Secular, Sikh, Sunni, Zen
Number of Members
LocationOxford, OH, United States of America
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