Interfaith week is a time to explore one's own spirituality within the diverse community of faith at USF. The theme for the Spring Interfaith week is “Simple Living” and is inspired by the Gandhi quote to "Live Simply so that Others May Simply Live." Many faith traditions incorporate the concept of simple living into their practices, which we will explore. We encourage people of all faiths, as well as those with no religious traditions, to participate.
Schedule of Events
Student Mass with Interfaith Week Kickoff
Sunday, April 6 | 8pm
St. Ignatius Church
USF community members of all faiths or none are welcome at our weekly student mass in St. Ignatius Church. An interfaith week kickoff will immediately follow the mass at the social in Fromm Hall.
Monday, April 7 | 6:30pm
St. Ignatius Church
XALT is an opportunity to engage in contemporary Christian music with silent prayer, reflection, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The XALT program invites guest speakers to share their reflections on a number of spiritual topics. All are welcome. Special guest speaker is Fr. Dennis Recio, S.J.
Movie Night! Living Simply for the Environment
Monday, April 7 | 7:30pm
Maraschi Room, Fromm Hall
Join us for a movie night with clips of the documentary “No Impact Man” and discussion on how simple living is good for the environment.
Tuesday, April 8 | 7:00pm
St. Ignatius Church
Apples to Apples
Tuesday, April 8 | 11:45am
UM Office (Lower Phelan)
Go no tech during this dead hour! Join us in lower Phelan hall for rounds of Apples to Apples, conversation, all with no “Apples” (electronics).
Simple Living Panel Discussion
Wednesday, April 9| 7pm
USF professors of different faith traditions will speak about how the theme of simple living is incorporated into various religions.
Tsering Wangchuk, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theology
& Religious Studies
Andrew Ramer, Adjunct Professor, Swig Program in Jewish
Studies and Social Justice
Mark Miller, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Theology &
Religious Studies and Associate Director of the St. Ignatius Institute
Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Theology
& Religious Studies
Fast & Prayer for Peace
Thursday April 10
8:30am: Begin the fast with a prayer in the Interfaith Meditation Room (Phelan 123)
12:00pm: Simple soup lunch with conversation (UM office, Phelan 122)
6:30pm: Breaking the fast and Prayer for Peace (UM office, Phelan 122)
April Action Day of Service
Saturday, April 12
This year’s April Action will provide the USF community with opportunities of service and knowledge that enrich individual's advancement in creating a more humane, just, and green world. Sign-ups through our web site are required. No drop-ins. www.usfca.edu/university_ministry/volunteer_programs
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at USF is a community of students and faculty following Jesus together for the campus. They come together from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, church experiences, and life situations to grow in love for God, people, and the world. They gather throughout the week for small group Bible studies, worship and teaching, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship, volunteer opportunities, and prayer.
The Large Group community gathering happens every Wednesday night at 7pm in UC503. To learn more, visit our Facebook page or send an email to email@example.com. You can also contact Casey, the InterVarsity staff worker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bruce Wydick, the faculty advisor, at email@example.com.
InterVarsity at USF is part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a campus ministry with chapters on nearly 600 campuses nationwide. They trace their roots to a movement of British university students in the 1870s. Since InterVarsity was incorporated in 1941, thousands of students have become thoughtful representatives of God’s kingdom and have moved into leadership roles in churches, organizations, corporations and agencies around the world. To learn more about the ministry of InterVarsity/USA, visit www.intervarsity.org.
To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Tuesdays at 8 pm in the weightroom in Memorial Gym.
For more information, please contact Ron Shinault at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Bell at email@example.com.
Other Worship Opportunities
USF is a Catholic university and embraces people of all faiths. University
Ministry offers opportunities and information about worship in other faith
traditions in this community and in the local area.
|Bethel AME Church
|Wright Chapel AME
|First AME Zion Church
|Temple Baptist Church
|Third Baptist Church of SF
|Calvary Baptist Church SF
|Providence Baptist Church
|Buddhist Church of SF
|Hua Zang Si
|Shambhala Meditation Center of SF
|SF Buddhist Center
|The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
|Community of Christ
|SF Trinity Episcopal Church
|The Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin
|Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
|SF Muslim Community Center
|Alsabeel Masjid Noor Al-Islam
|Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
|Congregation Beth Sholom
|Congregation Magain David
|Congregation Beth Israel Judea
|Congregation Keneseth Israel
|Vedanta Society of Northern California
|BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
|St. Marks Lutheran Church
|First United Lutheran Church
|St. Matthews Lutheran Church
|St. Paulus Lutheran Church
|Temple United Methodist
|Bethany United Methodist
|Pine United Methodist
|Jones Memorial United Methodist
|Old First Presbyterian Church
|Calvary Presbyterian Church
|Presbyterian Church in Chinatown
*This is a very limited listing. Please contact
University Ministry if you cannot find a service to accommodate your needs.