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Interfaith Forums


Interfaith Forums engage attendees in ongoing interreligious dialogue and action by exploring methods and best practices for talking about religion in a diverse democracy. Forums occur every other Thursday and are open to all Augsburg University students, faculty, staff and the public.

Interfaith and Activism Panel

Guest Speakers: Phil Romine, Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul; Jenean Gilmer, Sabo Center; Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm

Oren Gateway Center, Room 114

Interfaith in the Workplace – Corporate and Health Care Settings, Cultural Humility

Guest speakers: Katie Clark, Associate Professor, Executive Director of the Health Commons; Joffrey Wilson, Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Human Resources, Mortenson

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm

Oren Gateway Center, Room 114

Interfaith Education and Religious Literacy

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Guest speakers: Dr. Danielle Clausnitzer, Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality; Jen Kilps, Minnesota Multi-Faith Network; Imam Tamim Saidi, Islamic Resource Group

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 pm

Oren Gateway Center, Room 114


Zen Buddhist Insights for Self-Awareness, Mental Health, and Wellness

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Guest Speaker: Busshō Lahn, Zen student and teacher, Augsburg Interfaith Fellow, and founder of Flying Cloud Zen Spiritual Practice Community

Thursday, October 12th, 7:00 pm

Oren Gateway Center, Room 114




Judaism/Islam/Christianity and Interfaith Engagement


Guest Speakers: Shayna Sheinfeld, Assistant Professor of Religion

Matt Maruggi, Associate Professor of Religion;

Thursday, September 28th, 7:00 pm

Oren Gateway Center, Room 114

Hinduism and interfaith engagement

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Guest Speaker: Iva Patel, Assistant Professor of Religion

Thursday, September 14th, 7:00 pm

Oren Gateway Center, Room 114