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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

The Chapel and Residence Life have partnered to form Eruditio et Religio, Duke's newest living-learning community. The program is built around fostering relationships with people of diverse religious traditions and preparing students to work together for the common good. The program offers Duke undergraduate students curricular and co-curricular opportunities in education, intentional living, and civic engagement through service and social action.

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.

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