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Gaia House is starting a new Community Learning Center!

The Gaia House Community Learning Center (CLC) offers people the opportunity to propose, teach, and take courses related to their interests and learning objectives. Anyone can propose a course that they would like to take or teach. The CLC helps students find teachers and teachers find students. Once a course has a teacher, syllabus, and enough students, the course is scheduled.

What courses would you like to take? What courses would you like to teach? For more information, visit

Gaia House Summer Fundraiser

Gaia House is raising funds for some much-needed upgrades in fall semester. Our goal is $8,000. We invite you to donate today.

What is Gaia House? Gaia House is a student and community center on the SIU Carbondale campus. People of many faiths, beliefs, backgrounds, orientations, and identities meet at Gaia House. Our mission emphasizes peace, social justice, the environment, spirituality, and interfaith dialog. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, you are welcome here.

Spring Membership Drive

Gaia House Interfaith Center is having a Spring Membership Drive! Our goal is to reach 50 members by April 30. Are you a member yet? Here are a few reasons for you to become a member:

Merry Christmahanukwanzadan!

On December 8, 2013, we held our third annual Christmahanukwanzadan celebration. The weather outside was frightful, but the music and fellowship was so delightful!

Thank you to Candy Davis, North Forty, and Hobo Knife for your performances at this event. Thank you also to the volunteers, silent auction donors, and everyone else involved in organizing and promoting the event. Finally, thank you to our generous underwriters for making this event possible: Bob Swenson, Dr. Prasanna Kumar, Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance, and Gaia House RSO.

We enjoyed hosting another Christmahanukwanzadan and look forward to celebrating with you again next year!

Be the Change

Gaia House Interfaith Center is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a year of special events. The "Be the Change" series celebrates the center's rich history as a home for people of diverse spiritual traditions with a shared commitment to social justice and ecological sustainability. Each month will feature several special events that explore new social justice, environmental, and spiritual themes. These events and themes will offer students and community members opportunities to learn about each other's beliefs and discover new ways everyone can use to work together to create a more just and sustainable society.

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