Unity in Diversity: Interfaith Programming

encounter. engage. understand


Interfaith Discussion Groups

The Office for Spirituality facilitates interfaith dialogues for undergraduate students as well as faculty, staff and graduate students. Each discussion group will be made up of 6-10 individuals of various faith traditions who are interested in sharing, learning, and growing in mutual respect and understanding.  The groups will meet regularly throughout the semester at both the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses.   Groups will be forming in the fall.  Please contact Sarah Farnes, Program Director for the Office for Spirituality, for information about how to join a group.  Sarah can be reached at skfarnes@stthomas.edu.

Peace Meals

A Six-Part Small Group Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue Program with Lunch

Building Community One Meal and One Relationship at a Time

Sharing a meal around the table is commonplace in our society. Who we invite – or who we do not invite – to the table holds meaning. Today when people do not know each other, broad assumptions and judgements are made, often based on minimal truth and little understanding. As a result, individuals and communities can become disconnected and remains suspicious of one another.

Peace Meals offers a path forward to build community and understanding across lines of religious and cultural division by gathering at the common table for food, friendship, and hospitality. Peace Meals gathers people from different faith traditions and religious identities who commit to meet together six times to share a meal and honest discussion, with the goal of building greater awareness and understanding of each other’s worldviews, questions, concerns, and hopes.

Open to all UST students of all religious identities or no religious identity.

Peace Meals gatherings: Every other Tuesday, Feb 20 to May 1, 2018

Please register by clicking the here.

This program is facilitated and sponsored by Peace Meals, a program of Outreach Opportunities, in collaboration with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning and the Office for Spirituality at the University of St. Thomas.  

Questions? Contact Sara Farnes at skfarnes@stthomas.edu or Dr. Hans Gustafson at hansgustafson@stthomas.edu

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.