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Interfaith Council

The Vanderbilt Interfaith Council (VIC) is a student organization representing a wide variety of faith traditions. Our purpose is to increase pluralism on campus through building meaningful relationships and increasing an appreciative knowledge of world religions among participants, to reduce prejudice on campus, to increase bridged social capital (by connecting individuals and groups of people with different religions), and to improve civil society on campus and beyond by strengthening the foundations for social networks and bonds among students. To this end, Interfaith Council meets bi-weekly to discuss various issues relating to faith, religion, and spirituality, and coordinates several large, community-wide events each year. In addition, Interfaith Council provides support and co-sponsorship funding to registered student religious organizations, helping them to achieve their individual goals and serve their respective communities.

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Planning an event? Interfaith Council Fund Request Form

Officers for 2019-20

Executive Board Officers

President: Rachel Miles
Vice President: Madelynn Roche
Treasurer: Caleb Larmey
Secretary: Maysaa Rahman
First-Year Student Representative:
Public Relations  Chair: Lena Robertson

The Vanderbilt Interfaith Council (VIC) meets on Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the Fireside Room at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life, 401 24th Ave. S (behind Branscomb and next to the University Club). The VIC Executive Board meets in the second floor Conference room at the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life.

First Semester, Fall 2019, Full Council and Dialogue Dinner dates are below:
Aug 22
Aug 29

September 5–VIC Dialogue Dinner
September 12
September 19–VIC Dialogue Dinner
September 26

October 3–VIC Dialogue Dinner
October 10
October 17–VIC Dialogue Dinner
October 31

November 7–VIC Dialogue Dinner
November 14
November 21–Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner

Second Semester, Spring 2020, Full Council and Dialogue Dinner dates are below:
January 9
January 16–VIC Dialogue Dinner
January 23
January 30

Feb 6
Feb 13–VIC Dialogue Dinner
Feb 20
Feb 27–VIC Dialogue Dinner

March 12
March 19–VIC Dialogue Dinner
March 26–Elections

April 2–VIC Dialogue Dinner
April 9
April 16–VIC Dialogue Dinner

Additional Interfaith links:

U.S. Religious Knowledge Quiz
https://www.pewforum.org/quiz/u-s-religious-knowledge/
The Religious Literacy Project at Harvard Divinity School
https://rlp.hds.harvard.edu/about