Interfaith at Northwestern is inclusive of religious, spiritual, and philosophical pathways which seek to establish meaning and purpose in life. This interfaith movement happens in formal and informal ways, and is supported and encouraged by the office of Religious & Spiritual Life.
Our Mission Statement is:
“to promote competency, foster community, and build collaboration among religious, spiritual and philosophical pathways of meaning and purpose in
You may be interested in Interfaith activities if you:
- are exploring your religious or spiritual identity.
- want to meet people from other faiths.
- have some questions about religion.
- express your values by working for the common good.
The Interfaith Initiative at Northwestern University (NUii) exists because all faiths offer valuable insight and deserve mutual respect. NUii's chief objective is to promote and spread awareness of religious pluralism by increasing constructive communication between religiously diverse peers within the Northwestern community. This insists upon an appreciation of individual differences and shared values.
Therefore, on the inter-organizational level, NUii serves as a nexus for campus religious groups to coordinate cosponsored programming. In addition, we welcome people of all types of backgrounds, including those who claim a faith and those who do not.
We hold weekly hour-long meetings. Each meeting starts off with a free dinner. Afterwards, we introduce our discussion topic, guest speakers, or event theme and have an evening filled with lasting conversations and challenging questions.
The month of April is dedicated to fostering interfaith understanding among student, faculty and staff at Northwestern. Stay tuned for more information on Wildcat Interfaith Programming!