Laura Seitz,
Hassan Ali Hassan, a refugee from Afghanistan, is welcomed to Salt Lake City by a crowd of hundreds of people at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. The family of eight was brought to Utah with the assistance of Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) before President Trump's 120-day ban on refugee arrivals takes effect.

Interfaith Month in Utah, hosted by Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, is an annual celebration of the state's religious diversity. Faith communities welcome new visitors, hosting musical performances or group discussions.

Interfaith Month "opens up (houses of worship) to the community in a way that makes people feel they want to participate," Judy Wight, a member of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, told the Deseret News. "It's not a lecture. It's fun and interactive."

Although opportunities to debate the relationship of faith and patriotism and learn about the golden age of Spain have already passed, there are more than a dozen events left in this year's line-up.

Here are this week's Interfaith Month activities:

Monday, Feb. 6 Attention, Magic and the Golden Rule

What: Magician Steffan Soule will present on the importance of treating others as you would want to be treated, a teaching shared between all major religions.

When: 7-8 p.m.

Where: Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

Tuesday, Feb. 7 Refugee Day of Prayer and International Potluck

What: Participants will pray together for refugees around the world and then share a meal. Please bring a signature dish to pass.

When: 10 a.m.-noon

Where: MOSAIC Interfaith Ministries, 4392 South 900 East, Salt Lake City

Thursday, Feb. 9 Refugee Justice Service Project

What: Attendees will have the opportunity to distribute food to people in need.

When: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: MOSAIC Interfaith Ministries, 4392 South 900 East, Salt Lake City

Friday, Feb. 10 First Nation Blessing Ceremony

What: Lacee Harris will provide a blessing after brief remarks from Gov. Gary Herbert and Josie Stone, chairwoman of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable.

When: 3-4 p.m.

Where: The Rotunda of the Utah State Capitol Building

Saturday, Feb. 11 Islam's Jesus

What: Zeki Saritopark, a professor of Islamic studies, will address the Muslim community's relationship to Jesus. RSVP to [email protected]

When: 5:30-8 p.m.

Where: Anatolia Cultural Center, 3780 S. West Temple, Suite 201, Salt Lake City

Sunday, Feb. 12 Baha'i Devotional Gathering

What: Service and worship are at the heart of the Baha'i community. Devotional gatherings invigorate participants' spirits so that they can better serve others.

When: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Salt Lake City Baha'i Center, 2358 East 1700 South, Salt Lake City