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Interfaith Potluck

Time: 3 December 2019 | 5:30p

Location: Lower Level | Sellery Hall

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Past Events

Responding To Hate: Public Talk & Student Workshop

Time: Nov 12th, 2019 | See below for times

    • Free Public Lecture: 6pm – 7pm
    • Reception: 7pm – 7:30pm
    • Student Workshop:* 7:30pm – 9pm

(*students only, registration required)

Location: The Crossing Campus Ministry | 1127 University Ave.

Cosponsors: Pres House; We are Many; United Against Hate; Madison-Rafah Sister City Project; UW Morgridge Center, Millenial Action Project – MAP – UW Madison Student Chapter; UW Multicultural Student Center; UW Center for Religion and Global Citizenry.

This student workshop will be led by Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, founders of Serve 2 Unite and authors of The Gift of our Wounds. It will follow a public lecture by Pardeep and Arno and will allow students to dive deeper into what it means to “love our enemies.”

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Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations

Time: October 30, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Upper House | 365 East Campus Mall Suite 200

Though it in the news almost every day, America’s special relationship with Israel is clouded in misunderstanding, with the prominent place of evangelical Christians especially contentious. Christian Zionism—a movement driven by Christian theological arguments for supporting Israel—is not just a political issue. It also touches on some of the core questions of Christian identity: who are God’s chosen people? What is the relationship between Judaism and Christianity? How should Christians respond to the Holocaust? The modern Christian Zionist movement emerged after World War II with distinct answers to these questions. Exploring this past is the first step toward evaluating Christian Zionism in our contemporary moment.

Daniel G. Hummel recently joined the staff of Upper House as Program Curator for Academic Communities after working as a postdoctoral fellow at UW-Madison and Harvard University. His academic adventures include a year-long appointment as a researcher at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2012-13. He has discussed religion, politics, and history at Harvard University, Yale University, Rice University, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and he has written for the Washington Post, Jerusalem Post, and Aeon Magazine, while his academic research has been published in Religion & American Culture and Church History.

In June 2019, Dan’s book, Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in History from Colorado State University, and a Ph.D. in History from UW-Madison. Dan is married to Veronica, and they have called Madison their home since 2010.

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Intersectionality, Inclusion and Religious Literacy: Building Bridges and Finding Common Ground Across Religious Differences

Time: October 24th | 11:30-1:00p
Location: UW Oshkosh | Reeve 202

CRGC Interfaith fellows together with director Ulrich Rosenhagen and coordinator David Schulz present the Center at UW Oshkosh Panel on October 24th at 11:30am.

As we all know, our University has faced major threats over the last several years. One threat has been an increase in students’ use of hateful rhetoric due to the rising hatred in this nation. This threat rose to dramatic proportions this past spring. Students radicalized by this hatred attacked students of color, LGBTQ+ students, Muslim and Jewish students, and students who identify as immigrants and refugees. By harming so many campus members, this crisis threatened the very heart of our community.

In the face of this hate, the very students who were themselves attacked rose up to provide us all with a model for how to move forward. They mobilized on campus, collaborated across differences, and inspired action. Together, they provided a radical dream of a campus where their identities, histories, and cultures would be visible and they would be provided a greater sense of belonging.

For this year’s Provost’s Summit on Teaching and Learning, we ask that our community answer students’ call for radical inclusion and equity on campus. To do so, we must face the realities of a rising influx of 21st century students whose identities, needs and expectations can neither be understood nor supported without updating our understandings and practices across campus.

So, this year’s 15th Annual Provost’s Summit provides opportunities to understand some of the most pressing crises facing our students. And, it promises that, if we work together, we can make real our students’ dream of a radically inclusive and equitable campus.

Read more and register here.

Interfaith Week 2019

Time: April 05th – April 15th 2019
Location: See poster for details


Interfaith Movie & Discussion: Free Men

Time: April 15th, 2019
Location: The Marquee, Union South

Link to Movie Trailer


The Intersection of Science and Faith in the U.S. – Christians, Climate, and Culture

Time: April 10th 2019 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Upper House

Link to coverage of the event


Student Lunch Discussion on Science and Religion with Katherine Hayhoe

Time: April 10th 2019 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Upper House


Lit Fest: The Power of Interfaith Storytelling

Time: April 11th, 2019 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Red Gym



Explore intersectionality, social activism, spirituality, and diversity. WUD Publications, Melanin Speaking, and The Center for Religion & Global Citizenry come together to discuss identity through storytelling. All backgrounds welcome. Link to more information

Interfaith Dinner @ Hillel

Time: April 5, 2019 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Hillel Center


The Intersections of Interfaith Conference

Time: April 6th & 7th 2019
Location: The Pyle Center & Memorial Union

Link to Conference Information

Women in Interfaith Panel

Time: April 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Location: The Pyle Center

Keynote Speaker Imam Sami Aziz

Time: April 6th, 2019 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Memorial Union


Movement for our movement

Time: Wednesday, March 13th 2019 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Chazen Museum of Art


Post-Secular Perspectives on the Sacred

CRGC Director Ulrich Rosenhagen gave a talk titled “The Numinous in a Post-Secular World” for the Post-Secular Perspectives on the Sacred conference at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem, January 7-9, 2019.


Interfaith Potluck

Time: November 27th, 2018 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Sellery Hall

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Water is Life

Time: Friday, April 27 2018 | 6-7:30pm,
Location: St. Francis House – 1011 University Ave

A poster for the event 'Water is life'

There will be presentation followed by a question and answer session.


Theology, Politics, and the Academy

Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 6-7:30pm,
Location: University Club Room 212 (organized by the CRGC Interdisciplinary Religion Group)

A poster for the Theology, politics, and the academy event

Please enter the University Club from the West Entrance (= the door that is facing the Humanities building).

What are the promises and perils of broaching “religious” topics in the contemporary academy? Is there a place for confessional theology in academic research? Is the academy itself “secular” or somehow “religious”? Are these questions simply the product of false dichotomies or peculiar modern sensibilities? Join the Interdisciplinary Religion Group as we welcome Sam Rocha, Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of British Columbia, for a seminar discussion on the place of theology and research about religion in academia. Prof. Rocha’s work encompasses meditations on religion and education, philosophical interventions in theology, political theology, and the aesthetics of education. His A Primer for Philosophy of Education (Cascade, 2014) won the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award. In addition to his scholarly work, Rocha is an accomplished jazz musician. He comes to UW-Madison this spring as a WCER Carl Grant Lecture Scholar.

For more on Prof. Rocha’s work, visit:

Standing Rock Talk and Panel

In association with St. Francis House.

Bridging the Gap: The Sacred and Secular in Evangelical Christian Zionism

Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 6-7:30pm,
Location: University Club Room 312 (organized by the CRGC Interdisciplinary Religion Group)

Bridging the gap event poster

Please enter the University Club from the West Entrance (= the door that is facing the Humanities building).

This is a talk by Dan Hummel, Kingdon Fellow at the Institute for the Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison.
The talk comes out of Dan’s work for his first book: A Covenant of the Mind: American Evangelicals, Israel, and the Construction of a Special Relationship. In this project, Dan is focusing on the ideological role of Holy Land tourism in politicizing American evangelicals after 1967.

Religion on Campus in Light of the Climate Survey Panel

In association with the Muslim Student Association

New People, New Voices

Time: March 5th, 2018
Location: Student Activity Center

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How Does Religion Impact the Student Experience?

Time: March 3rd| 7-8:30pm,
Location: Memorial Union

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Social justice activist

Necessity of Now Seminar

Time: February – April 2018 | 6-7:30pm,
Location: Hillel Center & Washington, D.C.

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Nostra Aetate Book Launch

In association with UpperHouse

Time: February 13th, 2018 | 5:00pm,
Location: Hillel Center & Washington, D.C.

The Future of Interreligious Dialogue graphic

Religion Student Org Dinner

Time: November, 2017