GW Interfaith Council Presents Interfaith Week

Interfaith Week

The GW Interfaith Council are proud to be hosting the second annual Interfaith Week: a week-long exploration of the different faith communities that make up the George Washington University. Each of the communities participating in Interfaith Week makes a special effort to explain their service or program to visitors. All are welcome!

Our full calendar of events is also available on Facebook.

Jan. 31

Street Greetings Ministry

Meet at Newman Center
5:30 pm

Come work with the GW Knights of Columbus as we reach out to those experiencing homelessness in our city. We will bring a warm meal and conversation to some of the most vulnerable. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from those many of us ignore. Bring your metro cards for transport.

Feb. 3

Interfaith Job Fair

Continental Ballroom
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Explore post-graduate and internship opportunities rooted in religion ranging from service and mission work, to corporations owned and operated in accordance with religious groups! All faiths and ages welcome!

Mool Mantar Meditation

Marvin 404
6:00 pm

Please join us for an in depth reading of a simple Sikh prayer. We will contemplate the meaning and discuss its relevance with the audience. Please be prepared to cover your head and remove your shoes

Carry the Love

Marvin 308
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Carry the Love is for everyone who wants to know more about Jesus and how to love like Jesus. Join students from across campus as we unite to worship, encounter and experience God while we activate our calling and purpose like never before.

Feb. 4

Living Harmoniously in an Interfaith World

Churchill Center (in Gelman basement)
5:30 - 7:00 pm

A major hurdle for all religions is to create of its believers people fully able to live harmoniously in an interfaith world. Each religion has its own resources and responsibility to attain this.
On this occasion we will hear how Muslim teachers and leaders can serve this needed work. Sponsored by Twelve Gates Foundation, Rumi Foundation, United Nations Association - National Capital Area
Registration Required.

Tuesday Night Dinner (TND)

Newman Center Townhouse (2210 F St. NW)
6:10 - 8:00pm

Join GW Catholics for evening Mass followed by a free dinner cooked by our own students! Mass begins at 6:10pm, followed by dinner at 6:45pm. You do not have to be Catholic to attend Mass! Come and bring a friend!

Feb. 5

Bridge Building

Shenkman Community Room
7:00 - 8:30pm

Join OneVoice at a dinner focused on building authentic relationships and creating diverse coalitions between cross-cultural connections. While challenging, when we build bridges we open doors. Come hear from different individuals and groups discuss ways to best stand in solidarity together as people from different faiths.

Feb. 6

Guided Meditation

Interfaith Prayer-Meditation Space
7:00 - 7:30 pm

Are you feeling stressed from your classes? Do you want a chance to do quiet introspection, but have trouble getting there? Then come to HSA’s 30 minute guided meditation In the Interfaith space of the MSSC! 

Documentary: Tashi and the Monk

West Hall B111
7:30 - 8:30 pm

Join us for a 40 minute documentary about a Tibetan monk who has spent most of his life centered on healing within his Jhamtse Children’s Community, where he brings in abandoned children and works to help them grow in a home where they are loved and wanted.

Feb. 7

Jummah 

Miriam’s Kitchen
12:45 pm

The GW MSA hosts a weekly Friday prayer for the GW and Foggy Bottom Muslim community at Miriam's Kitchen. We welcome our GW Interfaith community to join us and learn more about what MSA does to support the community during Jummah and Ramadan.

Interfaith Shabbat Service

Location TBD
6:00-9:00pm

Join JVP for their monthly Shabbat! The event is open to all and serves as a way to celebrate Jewish faith as justice-oriented activists. Join us for a potluck-style dinner full of eye-opening discussions, community building, and wholesome friend-making.Bring your food, your friends, and an appetite for stimulating conversations!

Tu BiShvat

Marvin 309
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Enjoy a free vegan dinner and learn about the Jewish holiday of Tu BiShvat: The New Year for Trees! This ancient agricultural holiday has become a chance for us to explore how our faith or culture informs our relationship with the earth, our food and each other. Since we are coming together on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest, we will also observe the day with good food, good conversation, and lots of gratitude for our GW community!

Story Slam

Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
7:00 - 9:00 pm

The Story Slam is a unique competition to showcase creative talents and represent diverse voices of the Muslim community in the U.S. The performers will be performing original pieces in any of the following fiction or non-fiction categories: poetry, short-story, humor, song. They'll be judged by a panel of respected artists and community members in front of a live audience in two rounds. Three winners will emerge as our Story Slam champions and be awarded special prizes.
Performers will be judged by a panel of respected artists and community members in front of a live audience. Three winners will emerge victorious!
This is an inclusive event open to all!

Registration Required