Interfaith learning at Davidson enables students, staff, and faculty to cultivate connections to particular faith traditions and to learn about the beliefs and practices of others. Such learning is an important part of a liberal arts education in our pluralistic world. These experiences equip students with the skills and knowledge to practice informed, judicious interfaith leadership on campus and beyond.
The Interfaith Dinner Club is an opportunity for first-year and sophomore students to practice interfaith dialogue with a small community of peers. Over the course of a semester, students explore themes of identity, leadership, and community together. Recent participants have identified with many backgrounds, including: Atheist, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Ismaili Muslim, Jewish, non-denominational Christian, Presbyterian, Secular Humanist, Shi'a Muslim, Sunni Muslim, and Zoroastrian.
Through Better Together, students from many religious and philosophical traditions learn from each other through dinner discussions, lectures and celebrations of diverse holy days on campus. Better Together also collaborates with other student organizations to promote spiritual and religious diversity in a spirit of mutual understanding and respect.
The Religious Diversity Immersion trip draws together students from many spiritual traditions and secular backgrounds for a dynamic experience in the heart Charlotte, NC. Participants visit diverse places of worship or meditation, reflect on their own perspectives, practices, and values, and discuss the intersections of religion, service, and pursuit of the common good.
The Chaplains' Office, student groups, and campus departments sponsor a number of events each year to promote learning about diverse religious traditions. For updates on current events on campus, check our Chaplains' Office Facebook page.