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Interfaith Engagement

The reality of religious diversity at Duke calls for numerous and varied opportunities for thoughtful, intentional interfaith engagement.

Duke’s interfaith engagement is strengthened by partnerships with a number of local and international interfaith organizations.

Interfaith Partners

Eruditio et Religio Living-Learning Community

Duke University Chapel, Housing and Residential Life, and the Department of Religious Studies have partnered to form Eruditio et Religio, a living-learning community committed to growing together in "knowledge and faith." Students who join this LLC will learn about diverse religious traditions through a multitude of frameworks, reading both scholarly texts and children's stories, talking with professors and spiritual leaders, visiting Duke religious groups and Durham spiritual communities. This LLC is for students who are seeking to expand their intercultural awareness as a community and deepen their intrapersonal spiritual reflection as individuals, all while preparing to work together for the common good. Students are expected to attend a House Course in the fall. A service-learning component will be developed by the student for the spring. Syllabus available upon request. To learn more, check out the group's website. Deadline for application is EXTENDED BY 24 HOURS to 11:59 pm, March 1st.

Interfaith Round Table

The Interfaith Round Table, funded by the Faith Council at Duke Chapel, meets regularly with the goals of building fellowship within the group and better understanding each other’s faith traditions. The theme of the discussions this year was disagreements within various faiths. The group, chaired by Rabbi Elana Friedman, comprises sixteen campus Religious Life staff members.

Prayer, Meditation, Wellness, and Sensory Spaces on Campus

Use this interactive map developed by Student Affairs to locate places on campus for prayer, meditation, and personal reflection. Note: Access to some campus locations is currently restricted or unavailable due to public health safety measures.

 

Duke VIA (Voices for Interfaith Action)

Formerly known as the Duke Undergraduate Faith Council, Duke VIA (Voices for Interfaith Action) creates opportunities for interfaith engagement among their peers. They plan community service events, dialogue dinners, text studies and public events that will draw participation from students in their own faith traditions and the wider Duke community. These students see religious identity as an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of self-understanding, and they enjoy exploring opportunities to learn more about each other’s traditions as well as their own.

Finding Sanctuary Speaker Series

In collaboration with the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative, Interfaith Engagement at Duke Chapel invited four dynamic women to campus in the spring of 2017. These women reflected publicly on the ways in which their lives and work meet at the intersections of faith-based advocacy and social justice. Listen to the first two talks, available on the Chapel's Apple podcast