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Catalyst Radio: The interfaith movement in West Michigan

Host Jessica Gladden speaks with Katie Gordon of Kaufman Interfaith Institute of Grand Valley State University. The organization works to promote interfaith understanding & mutual respect in West Michigan through dialogue and service.

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with co-hosts Katie Gordon, Jessica Gladden and Jessica Young. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Katie Gordon, Shelby Bruseloff, Amina Mohamed at the Made in Michigan: Interfaith Lab

Katie Gordon, Shelby Bruseloff, Amina Mohamed at the Made in Michigan: Interfaith Lab /Grand Valley State University

Interfaith Service Project w/ Habitat for Humanity

Interfaith Service Project w/ Habitat for Humanity /Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

Interfaith engagement is the positive interaction between communities from various religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds, and there has been a strong interfaith movement in West Michigan since the 1980s. 

Katie Gordon, program director of the Kaufman Interfaith Institute at GVSU, shares what this looks like, including service and dialogue projects in the broader city and on college campuses.

For more information on the Kaufman Institute, click here. For a resource on the history of interfaith engagement in West Michigan, click here.

The Kaufman Interfaith Institute's upcoming event, the 17th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration, is Monday, November 21st, 7pm-8:30pm, at Central Reformed Church. You can read an article about the event here or RSVP for the event here


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