Interfaith Table

Every other month, students come together for a facilitated conversation that crosses boundaries of faith, religion, spirituality, and identity. In the listening and the sharing,
. . . we venture beyond the comfort of the familiar.
. . . we honor difference and create space for growth.
. . . we chart new courses through the landscape of our lives.


Coming Up!

Stay tuned for next semester when we’ll be holding conversations on subjects such as religious pilgrimage and spirituality in the context of coming back from abroad.


Interfaith Table focusing on Hinduism

Past Interfaith Tables

Past Interfaith Tables have focused on the following themes and religious traditions:

  • Wrestling With Religion
  • Holding On and Letting Go
  • Beyond These Walls: Exploring Spirituality in Nature
  • The Leap of Faith: Finding a Way to Practice (or Not Practice) Your Faith in College
  • Experiencing Religion while Studying Abroad
  • Being Muslim in the West
  • Experiencing Meditation
  • Coming from an Interfaith Family
  • Atheist/Questioning
  • The Baha’i Faith
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Islam
  • Hinduism

If you have an idea for a future Interfaith Table, please share it with us!

Interfaith Tables frequently use the “reflecting team” format, which is described in an article about an interfaith conversation that was held as part of Open to the World: Bates Celebrates Unbounded Learning in the Fall of 2011.