The Interfaith Center's mission is to invite people from diverse secular, spiritual, religious traditions to participate in each other’s practices in order to cultivate appreciative understanding and friendships. We seek to unify people of all faiths, and no faith, 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.