Interfaith

What is Interfaith?

The vision for the Interfaith expression is one that welcomes all systems of belief. We create space for engaging dialogue and involvement on Simpson’s campus and in the greater world community. The RLC Interfaith program gives students the chance to learn about various faith communities through educational and experiential opportunities.

Interfaith Events

Simpson Interfaith hosts many speakers on campus throughout the year and takes students to various places of worship in the Greater Des Moines Area. By supporting a variety of religious holidays and traditions, along with educational forum events and encouraging worship opportunities, Simpson Interfaith is continually working to provide a space for people of all faith backgrounds to come together harmoniously. RLC and Interfaith also promote healthy conversation among people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds and proudly supports Interfaith justice and dialogue movements.

Interfaith Fellows

The Interfaith Fellows Program is a scholarship for students who want to help strengthen interfaith understanding and positive engagement, regardless of their personal faith perspective or religious world view.

To learn more visit the Interfaith Fellows Program Page

Social Media and Contact

If you want to be a part of the interfaith conversation on campus, we would love for you to join us at one of our events. Please feel free to contact us at interfaith@simpson.edu if you have any questions! Feel free to check out our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter to see what we’re up to.

Contacts and Resources

Meet the Interfaith Circle

Andrea Casaretto

Hey, my name is Andrea Casaretto. I am an International Relations major, with minors in French and Religion. I am a Muslim convert, and Simpson Interfaith has been helping me solidify this identity and gives me a place to be, well, me! I am looking forward to helping others search, solidify, and express their religious (or non-religious) identities with confidence. If you have any questions, need advice, or a place to vent, find me!

 

 

Val Wilson

Hi there, I’m Val! I’m a junior double majoring in religion and biochemistry. I’ve been involved in RLC since my freshman year in a variety of positions, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to finally join the interfaith team! Interfaith at Simpson has always been important to me because it’s led me in my own spiritual growth and has allowed me to meet some incredible individuals. I’m especially excited to cultivate the community side of interfaith through small groups in addition to helping to educate the campus community on other faiths! Besides RLC, I’m involved in Greek Life and enjoy baking, cooking, volunteering at Kiya Koda, hiking, Netflix, and enjoying time with my friends and family.

 

 

Tatianna Riesenberg

My name is Tatianna Riesenberg. I’m a senior religion major/French minor. I’m from Carroll, IA. I’m really excited to be working for RLC to enrich our campus with experiences with those of different religions. Surface level, I am Catholic, but there’s a lot more going on there. Feel free to chat me up about it!