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About the InterFaith Center

History

The InterFaith Center of Geneseo provides a facility near the SUNY Geneseo campus where all may come to worship, reflect, learn, and interact with others.

Planning for the InterFaith Center began in 1966 when a group of faculty and community members recognized the need for such a facility. The doors opened in 1969 and since then thousands of students, faculty members, staff, and community members have been welcomed.

All faith groups, students, faculty, and community groups are welcome to use the facility.

Offerings

  • Weekly Catholic, Jewish and Wesleyan services, meals, and social gatherings
  • Host for Knights First Day of Service
  • Host for Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP) Dinners and Dialogues
  • Site/location of Livingston Cares Home-Away-From-Home Respite Program
  • Geneseo Gives Back Program (May repurposing pick-up from residence halls and August sale)

The InterFaith Center...

...fosters and supports the religious and spiritual faith development of Geneseo students.

...provides facilities where religious groups recognized by the InterFaith Center Board may hold worship services and conduct religious activities.

...encourages and provides opportunities for members of the Geneseo College community and wider community to increase their understanding and appreciation of the religious beliefs, values, and practices of others.

...models respectful collaboration among people and groups with diverse religious backgrounds.

...is a place for reflection, worship, learning, being in community with others, breaking bread, and questioning.