Since 2014, the Council of Independent Colleges and IFYC have partnered to offer interdisciplinary faculty development seminars focused on Teaching Interfaith Understanding. Each seminar has been co-led by two distinguished scholars, including Catherine Cornille (Boston College), Diana Eck (Harvard University), Eboo Patel (IFYC), and Laurie Patton (Middlebury College). Participants bring their own expertise and case studies of engaging interfaith topics in the classroom in order to explore the practical and theoretical implications of this work with their peers.
The seminar alumni have provided a curated library of syllabi, course activities, teaching tactics and other resources that we hope professors and interfaith professionals will find useful in their teaching. Many of these resources were created by faculty as a result of their participation in the seminars; others are resources these faculty have used for many years in their teaching.
We invite you to explore this great collection of course activities that can be adapted to a digital context. We want to highlight just a few examples: