Interfaith Table

Each month, students come together for a facilitated conversation that crosses boundaries of faith, religion, spirituality, and identity. In the listening and sharing we venture beyond the comfort of the familiar to honor our differences and create space for growth.

Keenan Shields ’18 and Lex Berman ’16 at  Interfaith Table

Past Interfaith Tables

Past Interfaith Tables have focused on the following themes:

  • A Glimpse into Muslim Perspectives in our Bates Community
  • Exploring the Intersections of Spirituality and Academia at Bates
  • Spirituality in Nature
  • Spiritual Practices
  • Soul Food
  • Wrestling With Religion
  • Experiencing Religion while Studying Abroad
  • Meditation
  • Coming from an Interfaith Family

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

Interfaith Tables sometimes 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.

Spirituality in Nature

Spirituality in Nature