About Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative
The Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative (CMC) is organized to provide a network through which campus ministers can work together while allowing for the individual autonomy of each member. Membership in the CMC is open to professional or to specific, designated leaders of religious organizations ministering to the University of Florida. The CMC also welcomes university personnel who share the concerns of campus ministry. The CMC then seeks to share and act on issues of concern to the religious and university communities in ways which individual members could not do alone. The professional joins the CMC as an individual, and actions of the CMC do not represent official positions of the churches, judicatories, or fellowships of the members.
To connect with your own religious tradition in a large and sometimes impersonal university. Browse the listing of faith organizations here. If your faith community is not part of the CMC, we will help you find it at UF.
If you wish to explore the beliefs and practices of other faiths during your time at the University of Florida. Our office and member organizations will honor the integrity of your faith tradition and welcome you into our activities and discussions with open hearts.
To help you find your way through a time of life that often seems like a maze.
To find activities that are serious and fun. There's usually something going on at the member organizations spaces and possibly something to eat as well. There's always food for the soul.
To find other students who seek to grow in faith and value one another in love.
To prepare for a world of religious and cultural diversity and change by being part of communities that believe in "One River, Many Wells!"
The religious organizations of the Campus Multi-Faith Cooperative believe that the university is the right place for the healthy interchange/exchange of ideas. We are willing to visit your classes and share our traditions without proselytizing. We are also prepared to share our experiences on the concerns of our day. If you want a variety of perspectives on issues such as war and peace, the death penalty, the Middle East, abortion and choice, religious ecology, or human rights regardless of gender, color, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, contact us to visit your class.
We are also available for consultation if sectarian or theological issues become part of the discussions in your class, whether these are helpful or disruptive.
Campus Administrators are often the first contact students make when they are in crisis. We are committed to making appropriate referrals. We will stay in conversation with you about the resources you offer. Know that you may also call on us when students present spiritual concerns. We are willing to be partners with you in the healing of wounds. We offer community for the lonely, a place to process issues of guilt, a context to face issues of death and dying, and an open forum to deal with the impact of high-pressure religious groups on campus.