Interfaith Council

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The Interfaith Council (IFC) is a group of faculty and students who work closely with a number of departments on campus to help foster a welcoming environment at Berry College for people of all faiths.   Located in East Mary 100, the room is open to any individual or group at Berry or in the Rome community interested in having a service or program of religious nature. The room is always open, and the Interfaith Council encourages students and faculty to feel free to use it to their advantage

The IFC supports and promotes opportunities for people to learn about and participate in a variety of religious opportunities, both on campus and in the surrounding community. 

Our History

Berry College was founded in 1902 by the Christian visionary and philanthropist Martha Berry who believed that every student is entitled to an equal opportunity to learn. While Berry is rooted in and continues to uphold strong Christian values, the College upholds that people of all religious and cultural backgrounds are to be welcomed into the campus community.

Following in the steps of the Parliament for the World’s Religions, and Martha Berry’s vision for equal education for all, Berry College founded its own small organization for the support of different religions during the fall of 2003.

The Interfaith Council seeks to foster an appreciation of multi-faith awareness on Berry’s campus and throughout the Rome area with events and guest speakers.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Shehnaz Haqqani (Mercer University)
"Islamic Feminism: Objectives, Methods and Trends"
Jan 30th at 5 pm in McAllister Auditorium (co-sponsored by Women & Gender Studies)

Dr. Vanessa Paloma Elbaz (Cambridge University)
"Women's voices & Patriarchy in Sephardic Judaism" (She also will present a workshop on singing Moroccan Jewish music; co-sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts).

Interfaith Resources

Contact Us

Dr. Jeffrey Lidke
Professor of Religion and Philosophy
(706) 802-6730

Dr. Timothy Knowlton
Chair, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
(706) 802-6730

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