Interfaith at Luther

Kwanzaa Celebration 2013

College Ministries supports all students regardless of faith tradition, offering opportunities for interfaith dialogue, including the following groups:

Journey Conversations - Interfaith Dialogue Groups

Journey Conversations groups are interfaith dialogue groups to explore and reflect on your faith journey in a diverse, safe community.

Contact: interfaith@luther.edu


Silent Meditation in the Zen Buddhist Tradition

Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. in CFL 205. This half hour sitting is led by Shoken Winecoff of the local Ryumonji Zen Monastery, Professors Gereon Kopf, Scott Hurley, and student Teresa Zaffarano.

Student Contact: Teresa Zaffarano.


Interfaith Holiday Celebrations

Because faith matters at Luther College, Interfaith Holiday Celebrations provide an opportunity for students to share an aspect of their religious tradition or learn about someone else’s tradition.

A number of holidays are highlighted each year around food, music, activities, and learning. Below is a list of interfaith holiday celebrations being planned for the 14-15 academic year. These events are open to all, and tickets are only needed for the Kwanzaa and the Seder dinners.

For more information about this partnership between College Ministries, the Diversity Center, and the Interfaith Student Association, email interfaith@luther.edu.

Fall 2014

  • October 5 - Eid-ul-Adha (Islam)
  • October 26 - Diwali (Hinduism)
  • November 3 - Day of the Dead (Christian, Latin America)
  • December 12 - Kwanzaa chapel (African American Holiday)
  • December 13- Kwanzaa dinner (African American Holiday)

Spring 2015

  • February 15 - Nirvana Day (trip to the Ryumonji Zen Monastery)
  • February 19 - Lunar New Year
  • March 16 - Purim
  • April 16 - Passover/Seder Meal

Interfaith Student Association (IFSA)

Interfaith Student Association meets every other Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. in the CFL room 205.

Co-Presidents:  Ellie Van Der Grind and Rachel Williams 
Secretary/Treasurer: Clara Lind
Advisor: David Vasquez


Muslim Student Association and Allies

The MSAA meets Fridays at 5:30 p.m. in CFL 205.

Advisor: Bob Shedinger