Interfaith Week 2023

Schedule for February 2-10, 2023

The Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life is pleased to announce Interfaith Week 2023. This week features interfaith events, as well as events offered by some of our Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life Affiliate organizations for those curious to learn more about various traditions and practices. For more information about any of these events, please contact Callista Isabelle.

Featured Event

Thursday, february 9, 5:30 p.m.

Interfaith Celebration Dinner and the Isserman Awards for Interfaith Engagement

Tisch Commons, Danforth University Center

Open to all members of the Washington University community.

Additional Interfaith Week Events

Thursday, February 2

Faith Zone Religious Diversity & Hospitality Workshop for WashU Employees

10:00 AM-12:00 p.m., Virtual
Hosted by the Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life
Sign-up here.

Captive in Syria: a Test of Faith

6:00 p.m., hosted by the Catholic Student Center, 6352 Forsyth Blvd.
Join us for an evening with Sam Goodwin, Washington University alum and American entrepreneur, as he talks about his life-altering experiences being wrongfully imprisoned in Syria in 2019 and shares how his faith kept him strong during his struggle to return home.

Friday, February 3

Interfaith Week Tabling

11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., DUC North Entrance
Stop by the Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life table for fun giveaways and more info about Interfaith Week events!

WashU Hillel Shabbat Services & Dinner

6:00 p.m. Services, 7:00 p.m. Dinner at Hillel, 6300 Forsyth, RSVPs requested.
Relax after a long, cold week and kick off WashU’s Interfaith Week at Hillel with a homemade Shabbat dinner. All are welcome, so bring your friends! To be entered into a raffle for some Hillel swag, RSVP by Wednesday night at 11:59 p.m. (must be present at Shabbat dinner to win).

Association of Christian Truth Seekers Friday Night Large Group

6:30-9:00 p.m., M1 Event Space (7 North Bemiston)
All members of the WashU community are welcome.
Join us for dinner, worship, and a Bible lesson. Rides leave from the DUC at 6:15 p.m..

Saturday February 4

LuMin Trivia Night

5:30-8:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, 7001 Forsyth Blvd.
Join LuMin St. Louis for our biggest fundraiser of the year! It’ll be a night of fun, fellowship, and support for our ongoing mission to university students in the St. Louis area. All members of the WashU and surrounding communities are welcome. Register here. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Sunday, February 5

Catholic Student Center Mass of Welcome

4:30-5:30 p.m., 6352 Forsyth Blvd.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to experience a Catholic Mass? All are invited to attend the Mass–the primary worship service for Catholics–followed by a free supper. Bring a friend, and experience the ritual, music, and preaching that make up the Mass.

monday, February 6

Lutheran Student Fellowship Meeting

6:30 p.m., DUC 245
All members of the WashU community are welcome for a small Bible study and pizza.

Tuesday, February 7

Catholic Student Center Mass & Soup

5:15-7:00 p.m., 6352 Forsyth Blvd.
Open to all students who would like to explore the evening’s Gospel Question, with a soup supper to follow.

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) Large Group

8:00-9:00 p.m., McMillan G052
All WashU undergraduate students are welcome. Come join us for our weekly time of worship, fellowship, and learning about Jesus! All are welcome, regardless of where you are in your faith journey.

Wednesday, February 8

Lunch Conversation Circle for WashU Staff and Faculty

12:00-1:00 p.m. on Zoom
You’re invited to join the Office for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life for a Zoom lunch hour conversation. Our topic this month: Do you bring your whole self to work, especially your religious/spiritual/philosophical identities and practices? This informal conversation is open to WashU staff and faculty of any/no religious background.
To sign-up, please email Callista Isabelle.

Panels on Life: Perspectives on Love

5:00-6:30 p.m., Goldberg Formal Lounge (DUC 2nd Floor)
Panels on Life is a series from the Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life bringing the WashU community together to reflect deeply on human experiences and emotions. In honor of the season of romance capitalism (!!), join us on February 8th for our upcoming panel, “Perspectives on Love.” Hear from staff, faculty, and students about their ideas about love, from the philosophical to the personal. All are welcome to attend and engage in a post-panel discussion.

Harambee Christian Ministries Meeting

Harambee (ha-ram-bee; origin: Swahili): “to pull together”
6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m., DUC 245
Join Harambee for our bi-weekly (every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month) Bible studies and snacks! All WashU undergraduate students are welcome to attend (regardless of where you are in your faith journey)! Harambee’s goal is to engage the entire WashU Black community through affirming Black identity, building relationships, and fostering spiritual growth.

Feast! with Rockwell House

6:30-8:00 p.m., LuMin Campus House, 7019 Forsyth Blvd
All students are invited to join us for a home-cooked meal and lively conversation. Our evening ends with a short night prayer service. All are welcome. We are an LGBTQ affirming community.

Thursday, February 9

Interfaith Celebration Dinner

5:30-7:00 p.m., Tisch Commons, Danforth University Center
All members of the WashU community are invited to a dinner celebrating Interfaith Week. Isserman Awards for Interfaith Leadership will be presented. Kosher and halal food available. Hosted by Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life and the WashU Interfaith Alliance. More info, please email Callista Isabelle.

Friday, February 10

Interfaith Jummah with the Muslim Students Association

12:00-2:00 p.m., Lopata House Reflection Room
Members of the WashU community are invited to participate in or observe this weekly prayer service with the Muslim Students Association. More info.

Catholic Student Center Rosary Group

4:50-5:00 p.m., CSC Chapel, 6352 Forsyth Blvd.
All are welcome to pray the Rosary together.

Asian Christian Fellowship Large Group

7:00-8:30 p.m., Simon Hall, Room 122.
We will be hearing from a speaker about how faith in Jesus intersects with our ethnic identity. Regardless of your familiarity with Christianity and Christian community (and you don’t need to be Asian or Christian to be welcome in our space), you’re invited to join us as we learn more about how Jesus meets us in our questions about life, meaning, and purpose all over some free food.

Contact Callista Isabelle, Director for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life.