Who we are.
The Interfaith Center (TIC) at Miami University is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that seeks to unify people through relationship-building, dialogue, and social action.
TIC has a distinguished history, dating back to 1918 when it was the Wesley Foundation. In 1967, several ecumenical groups joined the Wesley to form United Campus Ministry, and in 1989 they became The Campus Ministry Center with an integrated approach to serving the spiritual needs of Miami University's campus.
In 2014, the board voted to change the name and mission of the organization to become The Interfaith Center, which continues to develop an integrated approach to serving the needs of those on the Miami campus and beyond.
The Interfaith Center is a non-profit organization that seeks to bring people together across differing opinions to focus on shared values for social change.
How Do We Accomplish Our Mission?
Offer a Welcoming Space
Serve as a safe, inclusive interfaith environment - physically and virtually - for our local and global communities to engage in dialogue, education and service.
Engage and Educate
Share diverse secular, spiritual, and religious perspectives. Explore topics of societal concern. Encourage interaction among participants.
Inspire Social Action
Grow an interfaith community around common moral, social, and ethical concerns in order to build a more just and equitable society.
The Interfaith Center at Miami University is located within the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people, who along with other indigenous groups ceded these lands to the United States in the first Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The Miami people, whose name our university carries, were forcibly removed from these homelands in 1846. The Interfaith Center recognizes that colonialist and racist policies are intrinsically connected and systemically perpetuated.
In 1972, a relationship between Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma began and evolved into a reciprocal partnership, including the creation of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in 2001. The work of the Myaamia Center serves the Miami Tribe community and is dedicated to the revitalization of Miami language and culture and to restoring that knowledge to the Myaamia people.
If you would like to provide support to Myaamia students, contribute to the Myaamia Center Endowment, or the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages, please click here.