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Office of Intercultural RelationsInterfaith Initiatives

Power to Impact

One of the major connections under the Intercultural Relations are the Interfaith initatives. The Interfaith conections plays a major role in educating, building and encouraging the students and faculty here at Old Dominion University to best serve the diversified society through their religious belief and strengths. Here at ODU we have a very diversified faith believing student community. Some of the interesting dialogues the students discuss are Social Justice, Relationships, Cultures and Mental health, and how faith helps guide them. A large number of students have testified about how this interfaith connections have influenced and impacted both their spiritual life and their normal interaction with an other faith believing folk.


Campus Connection & Engagement

Monarch Interfaith Community

The Monarch Interfaith community values the diverse beliefs, philosophies, religions, and faith traditions expressed within our community. Members of the interfaith affinity group are committed to promoting an inclusive university culture that provides opportunities for positive interactions, engaged learning and celebrations.

We Learn to Respect Each Other

  • MIC can help us understand and see faith through another person's eyes.
  • MIC can help our own faith in a whole another dimension by experiencing another person's faith.
  • MIC is a safe Space Community.
  • MIC can help spear us through the various racial and religious challenges.
  • MIC can help you to be a better leader in your society.

University Chaplains Association at ODU

The mission of the UCA at ODU is to promote multi-faith understanding, enhance spiritual consciousness on the campus, and to provide accountability and support of campus chaplains.

Visit the University Chaplains Association website.


Interfaith Dialogues

Interfaith dialogues provide opportunities to learn and engage with students of diverse beliefs, philosophies, religions, and faith traditions to respectfully understand diverse lived experiences.



Resources


Testimonies

Interfaith initiatives have helped me to understand and see faith through another person's eyes.

- Student

The Interfaith Dialogues have definitely helped me to grow in my faith in a whole another dimension by experiencing another person's faith.

- Student

I feel the Interfaith community is a safe Space Community.

- Student

The interfaith conversations are helping me to spear through the various racial and religious challenges.

- Student

The Interfaith Community and the conversions here are very pivotal which can definitely help the students to be a better leader in the society.

- Chaplain



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