Interfaith Programs


The ORL understands interfaith to be the accommodation and support of diverse religious communities, the fostering of interaction between those communities on a student and community level, and the religious-secular encounter, as a part of civil society, on campus and in the public.

Programs include in depth internships, exposure trips, community building, community service, and religious diversity education for student groups and secular agencies.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Reflects on Princeton's Motto

A short film about His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to Princeton University on October 28, 2014.

The Clowning Project

Clown? Does this word make you think of circus performers with bright red noses and painted-on smiles? Or horror movie villains terrorizing young children? In this workshop we will look at another definition of the clown: the stupidest version of you, your inner child, the thing that your friends make fun of behind your back.

Poverty and Peacemaking

An Interdisciplinary Conference and Gathering is co-sponsored with Sant’ Egidio, and will include scholars, religious leaders, local partners, students, and philanthropists.

The Interfaith Summer Internship Program

A three part mission to train Princeton students in interfaith organizing through a hands-on summer internship in New York city. (Note: program is currently undergoing restructuring and will not be accepting applicants for the summer of 2016.) The Interfaith Summer Internship 2016

The Religious Life Council

is a group of 25–30 religiously diverse students who model interfaith cooperation through weekly gatherings around topics of shared concern as well as public programing.

The Burma-Thailand Project

is an ongoing exploration of religion and civil society in Southeast Asia centered around a semi-annual exposure trip to the region.

The Graduate School Religious Life Council

(GRLC) is a group of students who are interested in cultivating conversations between people of different faiths and professional backgrounds.

Religion and the United Nations

is an ongoing series of conversations with UN officials, scholars, and religious leaders, about the role religion plays in various missions for particular UN agencies.

The Buncher Conference

is an international multifaith event based in Europe aiming at bringing to gather top leaders from different disciplines to discuss critical issues pertaining to the life of their communities.

Project Downtown

is a bi-weekly gathering of students who make and serve food for the poor in Trenton New Jersey.

Contemplative Nature

is a series of workshops in the Institute Woods exploring meditation with experiencing the outdoors.

Religious Diversity Training

for secular constituencies includes presentations to UNICEF, Teacher Prep,  Community Action, and Outdoor Action.

The annual ORL Photo Exhibit

is open to staff, faculty, and students. Currently the exhibit on devotion resides in Murray Dodge Hall. Upcoming topics include Slowness, Wonder, and Gentle.

Upcoming Events

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