12th Annual Illinois Interfaith Conference
February 24-25, 2023
With Rabbi Allyson Zacharoff
Special Advisor on Spiritual Life Programming and Religious Discrimination at New York University
We often hear about the ways religion makes us different or divides us. How can we build upon the ways that religious, spiritual, and secular diversity can bring us together and help us build stronger communities? What are the skills we all need to build understanding across faith and philosophical difference? Join us for the Illinois Interfaith Conference to explore these issues together. Registration is free and meals and transportation to the service project are provided.
The Illinois Interfaith Conference is a free opportunity for University of Illinois students and campus allies- as well as student leaders and professionals from across the Midwest- to join together to engage in critical questions about interfaith engagement on the college campus.
Rabbi Allyson Zacharoff, Special Advisor on Spiritual Life Programming and Religious Discrimination at New York University, will offer a keynote talk on Friday night titled “Moments that Change Us,” reflecting on stories for maintaining interfaith connections. On Saturday, Rabbi Zacharoff will facilitate a workshop on “Finding Your Interfaith Why,” which will be followed by a lunchtime interfaith panel of student and religious leaders and an interfaith community service project.
All people of religious and non-religious philosophical traditions are welcome! The Illinois Interfaith Conference is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Diversity & Social Justice Education, Illini Hillel, Interfaith in Action RSO, and the University YMCA.
During the conference, a reflection room will be available for contemplation, prayer, and meditation. Ask a conference organizer if you have any questions.
If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Chancellor, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, or The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.