Global and Interfaith
To build bridges of trust and reconciliation by inviting and encouraging people of all faiths to come together for prayer.
As a church-related institution, affiliated with The United Methodist Church, we affirm our call to initiate and promote better relationships between Christians and people of other faiths based on informed understanding, critical appreciation, and balanced perspective.
At the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, the United Methodist Council of Bishops reaffirmed our inclusive position by encouraging all of us "to renew our commitment to the ministry of reconciliation, and to be witnesses of God's love and grace for and in the whole world…to build bridges of trust and reconciliation by inviting and encouraging people of all faiths to come together for prayer…to work for personal and social holiness…especially to do no harm and to do good…to restore a sense of hope for the future by praying for and working for the healing of broken relationships…to seek to bind up the wounds and renew efforts to work for peace with justice."
The University of Evansville is committed to religious diversity and interfaith dialogue as we continue to serve an interconnected, global society understanding that the world is as close as our neighborhood.
Major Religious Holidays during Fall Semester, 2016
For more information, visit the Interfaith Calendar.
- Eid Al Adha (Muslim) — September 12
- Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) — October 3
- Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) — October 4
- Yom Kippur (Jewish) — October 11
- Yom Kippur (Jewish) — October 12
- Shmini Atzeret (Jewish) — October 24
- Simchat Torah (Jewish) — October 25
- Eid Al Adha (Muslim) begins the evening of Sunday, September 11
- Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) begins the evening of Sunday, October 2
- Sukkot (Jewish) begins the evening of Sunday, October 16 and runs through October 18
- Shmini Atzeret (Jewish) begins the evening of Sunday, October 23
- Diwali (Hindu) occurs from sundown on Saturday October 29 through the evening of Sunday, October 30