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Thanks to all who joined us Apr 21-22 for the Intermountain West Interfaith Leadership Lab. It was a blast, below are some photos!
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Click HERE to "pitch" your ideas for next steps on your campus! The deadline is coming up fast so pitch your best ideas today!!!

For details on upcoming events, click HERE!

 

We live in an increasingly diverse religious landscape (both nationally and internationally). This diversity often leads to conflict because of stereotypes, misunderstanding, negative assumptions, and outright fear of religious “Others.” Interfaith cooperation is about more than “tolerance” of religious difference. Instead, it is a call to action, entreating us to engage with others of differing faith traditions constructively—because rather than in-spite of, our beliefs.

The USU Interfaith Initiative began with the goal of creating a greater sense of connectedness on campus with all persons not just in spite of varying backgrounds but because of a greater appreciation for diversity of faith, culture and tradition. The initiative is still in its infancy but is evolving to create a more welcoming and interconnected campus.
For more about who we are and to meet some of our amazing students, click on the video at the right. For more about how we got started and who we are, click on the link below.
Overview

 

Interfaith Leadership Lab

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The USU Interfaith Leadership Lab will bring students from all over Utah and Southern Idaho to campus on April 21-22 for leadership training skills development. More information about how to register coming very soon. Check here for updates.

Interfaith in Our Community

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There is so much going on in our community to support and affirm interfaith diversity. To learn about how to get involved, meet your neighbors and to build positive relationships of interfaith cooperation, be sure to check out what's happening both in Logan and in our surrounding communities.

Interfaith Studies in the Classroom

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We are in the process of designing a new interfaith leadership certificate that is open to all undergraduate students at USU in any major. For more information about this exciting new program, be sure to check back frequently.

 

USU Interfaith in the National News

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To begin to heal after this election, we need to be able to look each other--and especially our students--in the eyes. We need to share our pain and we need to open space in our classrooms to listen deeply to the hurts of others. We need to commit to protecting the values that unite rather than divide us. These American values include a commitment to decency, respect, compassion and kindness. The same tools that help build bridges of interfaith cooperation on my campus have made it possible for me to open spaces for post-election healing and reconciliation as well.  Read More Here

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A Welcoming and Inclusive Campus

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USU is a welcoming and inclusive campus. Our commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of our campus community is unwavering. All members and friends of the USU Interfaith Initiative are "diversity activists" who promote positive and meaningful relationships among all who orient around religion differently. We commit to stand-up for inclusion and to protect one another from the effects of ignorance and intolerance, however these manifest. We will continue to post events, statements, and activities that reflect our institution's commitment to lift one another up in these troubled times. Read more Here.