We provide experiences in which students can express and explore their own faith as well as journey with others of different religious and philosophical beliefs and backgrounds. Learning to understand and appreciate the religious traditions and values of others is vital, and Cal Lutheran offers space to do so, while also creating opportunities to build relationships with others from many different faiths.
From a Lutheran Christian perspective, Jesus in the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) use an example of someone who was considered an “outsider” of faith—the Samaritan—to show what it means to love our neighbors. In the same way, we learn from each others’ faith traditions while becoming more rooted in our own. We cultivate inclusion as we seek to live out our call to model God’s love for all.
- The Wennes Interfaith Meditation Chapel is open from 8:00am-5:00pm every day with resources from many major world religions available for your use. All faiths and traditions are welcome to gather for reflection and prayer.
- There are many worship centers, mosques, temples, and churches that welcome Cal Lutheran students as participants and members within Thousand Oaks. View a brief listing
We offer a safe place to ask questions, talk together, and learn from the spiritual journeys of others, while also delving deeper into our own faith traditions. Some previous topics have included: Justice, Meditation, Hope, Persecution, Earth Care, Love, and Forgiveness.
Interfaith Allies at Cal Lutheran
Interfaith Allies call this campus at all levels—students, staff, faculty—to voice each individual’s deepest values, engage with others to understand the different perspectives, and act on those values in shared space.