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2016 World Interfaith Harmony Week

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

1:30 – 3:30 pm

Stanford Memorial Church 

An interfaith celebration showcasing a diverse slice of the Stanford campuses religious and philosophical students groups.

A kick off event for World Interfaith Harmony Week!

Performances by Talisman A Cappella and Spicmacay.

All are welcome to attend!

Download the flyer. Click below.

1.31.16 Interfaith Celebration

Stanford Students are invited to attend the following series of events for World Interfaith Harmony Week.

(Download the WIHW Poster)

Sat, January 30 – 8:30pm – Darshan in Concert

Musical performance by a Jewish hip hop/soul/folk group based in NY, with Hindu, Buddhist and Sufi influences.

Location: Hillel at Stanford Koret Pavilion, 564 O’Connor Lane, Stanford, CA

Sun, January 31 – 1:30pm – 3:30p – Interfaith Celebration

An interfaith celebration showcasing a diverse slice of Stanford campuses religious and philosophical groups.  Performances by Talisman and Spicmacay.  Admission is free! All Stanford staff, faculty, students and community members are welcome to attend.

Location: Memorial Church

Mon, February 1 – 7:00pmHindu Worship featuring Kirtan Music  

A short music and song session with the Hindu Students Association. Dinner provided at 8:00pm.

Tentative Location: Graduate Community Center, Havana Room

Tue, February 2 – 12:20 – 12:50pm – Interfaith Daily – Feast Mass (Catholic)

Location: Memorial Church, Side Chapel

Tue, February 2 – 5:00pm – Interfaith Meditation with Rabbi Daniel Silverstein

Meditation for all: We will begin with a few minutes of settling and discussing the practice. We will then sit for twenty minutes, with gentle guidance for less experienced practitioners.

Location: CIRCLE Sanctuary (Third Floor, Old Union)

Tue, February 2 – 7:30 – 9:00pm - The Harmony of Religions: An Ancient Ideal of Hinduism and Swami Vivekananda as a Modern Exemplar

Swami Tattwamayananda, a monk from the Northern California Vedanta Society and a Sanskrit scholar will give the lecture. Free and Open to the Public. View the flyer>>

Location: Assembly Room in Bechtel I-Center

Wed, February 3 – 7:30 – Discussion of the Hindu Scripture: Bhagwad Gita 

Join the Hundu Student Association for their weekly meeting. The evening will include a discussion of the Bhagwad Gita, followed by chanting, and kirtan music. Dinner provided at 9:00pm.

Location: Graduate Community Center, Sydney Room

Wed, February 3 – 7:30 – 9:00pm – Intersect Community Worship

Intersect is InterVarsity’s weekly large group community gathering.  Where we intersect to learn about Jesus through musical worship, videos, creative arts, and a topical message. Stick around for food and socializing afterward!

Location: EDUC128 (near Green Library)

Wed, February 3  – 8:00pm – 9:30pm – Interfaith Discussion by Atheist, Humanists and Agnostics 

Location: CIRCLE Common Room ((Third Floor, Old Union, 302)

Thu, February 4 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Baha’i Devotional: Spiritual Seasons and Cycles

Feel free to bring prayers, music, songs or readings from your tradition!

Location: CIRCLE Sanctuary (Third Floor, Old Union)

Thu, February 4 – 8:00pm – 8:00pm  – Lamentations: Images of War and Protest

A liturgical arts performance by the Catholic Community at Stanford.

Location: Memorial Church

Thu, February 4 – 4:00 – 11:00pm – Challah for Hunger

Bake challah bread at Hillel in the back building (across from the Haas Center). Half of the proceeds go to MAZON, a national non-profit working to end hunger among all faiths and backgrounds. The other half are donated to the organization of the co-sponsor’s choosing.  Co-sponsored with Queerituality. 4-6pm (dough-making) ; 8-9:30 pm(braiding and baking); 9:30-11pm (clean up and selling)

Location: Hillel at Stanford, Koret Pavilion, 564 O’Connor Lane, Stanford, CA

Fri, February 5 – 1:15pm – Jum’uah Prayer – Experience Muslim Friday Prayers on Campus

Location: CIRCLE Sanctuary (Third Floor, Old Union)

Fri, February 5 – 6:30pm  – Interfaith Shabbat (Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox services)

Come experience a Sabbath service with the Jewish community. We have three different service options that vary in traditional observance level: Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox. All are welcome to attend! Dinner 7:30pm

Location: Hillel at Stanford Koret Pavilion, 564 O’Connor Lane, Stanford, CA

Sat, February 6 – 11:30am – “Get to Know Your Interfaith Action Council” Brunch

Location: Wilbur West Side

Sun, February 7 – 2:30 – 5:30pm – Indian (Vedanta) Philosophy Discussion

Join other students in discussion of Indian philosophy led by Swami Vedananda and especially how Vedanta views Harmony of Religions. 2:30 – 3:30pm Sanskrit; 3:30 – 5pm.  Discussion; 5-5:30pm Meditation

Location: CIRCLE Seminar Room (Third Floor, Old Union)

World Interfaith Harmony Week is co-sponsored by Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at Stanford, Associated Students of Stanford University, Baha’i Association at Stanford, Catholic Community at Stanford, Cardinal Zoroastrians, Graduate Student Council, Hindu Students Association, Interfaith Action Council, Jewish Student Association, Muslim Student Union at Stanford, and the Office for Religious Life. 

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Last Sunday, January 31st, a student-led Interfaith Celebration was held at Stanford Memorial Church. The service featured music by Talisman-A-Capella (African and African American music) and Spicmacay (South Asian classical music.) Additionally, students from the following groups spoke of their religious and philosophical traditions.

Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at Stanford; Baha’i Association at Stanford; Catholic Community at Stanford; Cardinal Zoroastrians; Graduate Student Council; Hindu Students Association;Interfaith Action Council; Jewish Student Association; and the Muslim Student Union at Stanford.

Presentations included chants, prayers, readings from holy texts, and even magic tricks. In the end, students read in unison a joint prayer that they collaborated on. The celebration was a kick off to World Interfaith Harmony Week which is a week long series of events coordinated by students for students, meant to explore the many religious and philosophical traditions represented on the Stanford campus. You can learn more about these events at

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