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Interfaith Life on Campus

All of our religious groups participate in interfaith engagement - whether through co-sponsored programs, travel, service, or our Big Days initiative.
County fair styled event on the Academic Quad at sunset

What's Happening

Our groups are some of the most active on campus, sponsoring and hosting faith-based and interfaith programming.
Heretics' Club
Heretics' Club Lunch Colgate’s “Heretics Club” lunch discussion series was created to elevate the conversation on campus about life’s “big questions.” Through lectures and conversations with a very diverse group of faculty, staff, and students, we demonstrate that people of different religious convictions and worldviews can have meaningful and productive conversations about ultimate ideas.   Heretics Club meets weekly when classes are in session.  

Interfaith House
Interfaith House at 104 Broad StFounded in 2013, 104 Broad Street houses 30 residents from a multitude of religious backgrounds who live and work together to provide the Colgate and Hamilton community with educational, philanthropic, and social programming. In addition to hosting several town-gown events, the house also sponsors a weekly dinner discussion led by a member of the staff or faculty.

All Beliefs Community (ABC)
All Beliefs CommunityThe All Beliefs Community is a student club comprised of representatives from all of the aforementioned religious organizations. This club was created to encourage and enhance dialogue and collaboration between groups. ABC sponsors the Interfaith Dinners once a month, provides a panel of students for some Heretics lunches, and co-sponsors many other multi-faith events.

Professor Noor Khan speaks to students with the Istanbul skyline in the backgroundFrom Istanbul to Italy, the Office of the Chaplains offers students opportunities to explore, experience and reflect on the world together.

Interfaith Dinners
colored handprintsOn the first Thursday of each month, the Office of the Chaplains sponsors a dinner discussion.  Led by representatives from two different religious groups, topics have ranged from environmentalism to fundamentalism in various traditions.