Ecumenical and Interfaith

Gonzaga University lives out the Jesuit legacy by calling all members of the university community - regardless of religious tradition - to integrate their faith and learning, and to share their gifts with the world.

Central to this mission is helping each community member to develop his or her unique faith life through worship, reflection, and service, a goal that is manifested in our ongoing commitment to promote ecumenical and inter-religious understanding. Through these practices, we commit ourselves to foster understanding and respect between and among the various religious traditions embraced by members of our community and to seek justice and peace in our community and world.

Mission and Ministry has connections to the surrounding community and can link students to various local churches and houses of worship.

Jewish Bulldogs

Our mission is to give Jewish Zags the resources they need, while creating a community of people with shared beliefs and offering Non-Jewish Zags an opportunity to learn more about the religion. We serve the greater Gonzaga community. We welcome everyone to join our events, including students from all faith backgrounds.

What kind of events do we host?

Jewish Bulldogs averages one event a month, including holiday events, Shabbat dinners, services, and much more. During events, the Jewish Bulldogs combine traditional aspects of Judaism with fun tidbits of information for students who are less familiar with the Jewish religion.

Our Jewish Community

Jewish Bulldogs works on making connections with other members of the Jewish Community in Spokane through Temple Beth Shalom. Through Jewish Bulldogs, Jewish and non-Jewish Gonzaga students are able to connect with Jewish community members of all ages. The connection to Temple Beth Shalom also allows the Jewish Bulldogs to have a unique and direct impact on the local Jewish community.

Contact Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein at


As an interdenominational and multi-ethnic community, we are a fellowship of people from a diversity of backgrounds both culturally and spiritually who come together out of our common love for Jesus. We are passionate about prayer, studying scripture, justice, and racial reconciliation. Whether you have been a follower of Jesus for many years or are simply interested in exploring the Christian faith we welcome you. Contact Alayna Biersdorff by email, or phone, (541)968-7906.

Students for Life

Gonzaga Students for Life is the pro-life organization on Gonzaga’s campus committed to advocating a consistent life ethic. Students for Life believe that every human life, from conception to natural death, has dignity and infinite worth. The life issues they focus on include abortion, the death penalty, euthanasia, and assisted suicide. Through education, prayer, service, and love, we strive to spread a culture of life at Gonzaga and beyond. Contact Erik Mertens at

Contact the Office of Mission and Ministry

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MSC 2473
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258