Seeking the light of good in others
The Multicultural Student Services Center and the GW Interfaith Council are proud to present Interfaith Week 2021: Seeking the light of good in others. Join MSSC, GWIC, GW's vibrant faith-based organizations, and partners to celebrate religious, non-religious, spiritual, and secular diversity and inclusion across the university at the third annual edition of this signature GW series. Access to all events will be linked in MSSC and GWIC newsletters and Instagram bios throughout the week, February 1st - 7th. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to celebrating with you!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Movie Night: Soul
9:00 PM EST
Join GWIC for a Disney+ Teleparty viewing of Soul. The first Pixar film to feature a Black protagonist, this spiritual-but-not-religious animated story of Black American jazz and one's purpose in life serves up complex chords and cultural representation. We hope to see you there!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Join Drs. Eyal Aviv and Mimi Malfitano and GW MPA student Nazeefa Hossain to sample meditation, mindfulness, and other contemplative wellness practices rooted in diverse strands of Buddhism that anyone can employ to anchor and strengthen their life!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Study Break with HSA
Join HSA for a chill study break over Zoom.
Intercultural Food Festival
GWIC hosts an encore version of its fall semester extravaganza. With GWIC's Julia Kerrigan, taste (virtually) foods with special meanings in religious traditions and foods with sexular cultural roots in our show-and-share, be there for our updated cookbook unveiling, and maybe even win a prize at the Free Prize Drawing generously sponsored by the MSSC!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Kehila GW: Tea Time
Spill the tea (but not on your computer) with GW's Jewish-LGBTQ affinity group at their weekly get-together open to all.
GW Bahá'í Club: Café
Virtual (password: soulcafe)
The GW Bahá'í Club gathers weekly for an interfaith "soul café" that centers diverse texts, encourages meaningful conversations, probes universal notions of spirituality, and celebrates Bahá'í traditions. The sessions are situated in global context and grounded in a search for justice.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
The Jewish Student Association and GW Hillel welcome the community for an interfaith treatment of weekly Shabbat text study. You're in for a treat; the session is facilitated by GW student and mensch Zachary Bernstein! All are welcome!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Join GW students Ritika Iyer, Ariella Geismar, and Sydney McArthur as they speak about how their identities influence their organizing and activism, followed by group discussion. In partnership with GW March For Our Lives, the gun violence prevention group.
HSA+MSA: Movie Night
GW's Hindu and Muslim groups join forces to view prize-winning A Billion Colour Story in a fun Netflix Teleparty format! Gathering accolades from across the festival world, this interfaith flick features an 11-year-old boy and his Muslim and Hindu parents, both bohemian filmmakers, find their faith in humanity in a country at a crossroads.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Religion & Refugees
No Lost Generation, GW's refugee advocacy organization, facilitates a mini exercise and teach-in shedding light on the intersection of faith-based communities and refugee advocacy and aid.
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
Follow us on instagram @gwinterfaith to see featured organizations, career fields, internship opportunities, and more related to religion in global context — across sectors, industries, and geographies.