SOUTH SALT LAKE – When the South Salt Lake Interfaith Council was established two years ago, its primary objective was to help residents, especially refugees and immigrants, to feel welcome
Emerald Hills Institute builds an inclusive community through active conversations among different faiths, cultures, and world views. Our differences are opportunities for connection, and we find compassionate ways to support each other through the channels of art, culture, humanities, education, and stewardship.
Emerald Hills Institute supports the sharing of ideas – but true change happens in partnership with action. Our vision is to enable the actions of service to others whenever possible as it leads to supporting, strengthening, and nurturing our shared and diverse community.
Emerald Hills Institute (or EHI) was founded as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization by a group of dedicated volunteers in Salt Lake City, Utah – citizens of the world who have been drawn to this area and now call it home. Our principle motivation is to do good for the community we live in. Emerald Hills Institute receives donations and is supported by business people and professionals, and consistently achieves and efficient, high level of output due to the support of many committed volunteers.
Why Emerald Hills Institute?
It is remarkably easy to relax into viewing all the world as endless encounters of “us” versus “them”. Through service and mutual appreciation, this core of volunteers quickly recognized that those things which are common among all people – a desire for health and safety, security for our children, and peaceful society – far outweigh the differences, and whatever differences there are such as language, background, and traditions can be explored and appreciated.
Upcoming & Past Events
Event Memoirs A cinematic documentary screening accompanied by a community discussion and personal reflections. Gratitude Revealed from acclaimed filmmaker, Louie Schwartzberg, the director of Fantastic Fungi, takes us on...
Let the numbers speak!
SOUTH JORDAN – The South Jordan home is painted a bright turquoise, but the vibrant color is indistinguishable in the dark, early morning. The house lights are the only ones