The Interreligious Engagement Initiative (IEI) supports a variety of related programs in religious diversity and interfaith dialogue. Our activities advance religious understanding and cooperation through academic scholarship, student engaged learning, and community partnerships. Intercultural understanding is an imperative in higher education and among the core values of Utah Valley University. Because religion lies at the heart of cultural identity and relationships, the university is committed to finding ways to facilitate dialogue across religious, ethical, and ideological divides.

A very beautiful mosque.

Foundations of Inclusion

There are three different Foundations of Inclusion workshops sponsored by the Reflection Center and the Center for the Study of Ethics Interreligious Engagement Initiative.
This is the Interfaith Student Council.

Interfaith Student Council

The Interfaith Student Council supports and facilitates activities for students from a variety of backgrounds and faith traditions.
This a picture of UVU volunteers who worked to support the Interfaith Global Parliament.

Campus Events

Utah Valley University hosts conferences, lectures, and workshops related to the study and practice of interreligious understanding.
This is the UVU Reflection Center's Prayer Room.

Reflection Center

A place for Meditation, Prayer, Reflection, or other forms of individual religious expression including opportunities for interreligious dialogue, wellness education, and spiritual practice.
This is the UVU Classroom Building where the Religious Studies Program is based

Community Partnerships

UVU has developed partnerships with local organizations that cultivate understanding across religious boundaries and which further the engagement mission of the university.