The Interfaith Center exists to promote dialogue and understanding among faith traditions, and between people of faith and those who do not belong to a faith tradition. Student Interfaith Interns organize and plan programs and activities, and foster communication between different faith groups on campus.
The Interfaith Center is located in Bond Hall and includes offices for the Religious Advisors, a large Common Worship room, and several smaller prayer and meditation rooms. Jewish, Catholic and Protestant professionals currently serve as the Religious Advisors. The Advisors are available as counselors, resources and friends regardless of students' religious affiliations. Advisors also conduct services, lead text study groups, coordinate programs, assist student religious organizations and work with the Dean's staff.
This year a new interfaith text study group has begun meeting under the umbrella group Scriptural Reasoning. Jewish, Muslim, and Christian students and faculty meet together monthly to study texts from the three traditions around a common theme.
Student groups also exist for the purpose of studying religious texts, participating in community service projects, offering spiritual support and prayer. Various services are available on campus, and area religious communities welcome Swarthmore students.
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