Students and Educators: Join Us for the Interfaith Leadership Summit
April 19, 2022
Interfaith America’s three-day gathering of students and educators is back with a new name. The Interfaith Leadership Summit will take place August 12-14 at the Swissotel Chicago – make the most of our early bird discount and register now.
But where did the Interfaith Leadership Institute go? Nowhere! The Institute is expanding to house a holistic learning experience for you and other interfaith leaders, including the annual Summit; self-paced, online courses; and other resources to put your interfaith leadership skills to use on campus.
Interfaith America’s Interfaith Leadership Institute offers a set of a year-round opportunities to grow your interfaith leadership because we understand that your interfaith leadership development is a journey that happens over the course of a year – and a lifetime. The years that students spend on college campuses are especially important in honing the skills they will need to wrestle with big questions and prepare for their professional lives. At the year-round Interfaith Leadership Institute, students and educators on college campuses can gain knowledge and practice what they learned in ways that build and deepen the campus communities they love.
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As a participant in the Institute, you can:
Connect with interfaith leaders from across the country at our annual, in-person Interfaith Leadership Summit;
Build your portfolio of knowledge and skills via self-paced, online courses; and
Take action supported by Institute grants, publishing opportunities, a network of fellow leaders, and how-to resources
Learn more about what’s new at the Institute:
Self-Paced, Online Courses
In partnership with ReligionandPublicLife.org, the Interfaith Leadership Institute has developed an introductory course for beginners to interfaith work. This course can be done in your own time and takes about four and a half hours total to complete. After completing the course, you’ll be able to define key concepts in interfaith leadership, have a general understanding of the history of interfaith work, gain some appreciative knowledge of other faith and ethical traditions, and reflect on what in your own community has called you to interfaith work. We’ll be adding more lessons and curricula to this course over time, so you’ll have the chance to return to it and cultivate your interfaith leadership even further.
Interfaith Leadership Summit
Every year, Interfaith America hosts the Interfaith Leadership Summit, the largest gathering of students and educators committed to bridging differences and strengthening our nation’s social fabric. This year the Summit will be August 12-14 at the Swissotel Chicago. At the Summit, you’ll spend two days practicing new skills and relating with fellow participants from many religious and worldview backgrounds. Interfaith leaders from different industries and sectors will share their knowledge through keynotes, facilitate workshops demonstrating the importance of interfaith leadership in their daily lives, and invite participants like you to consider how you might use integrate skills you learn at the Summit into your lives. We hope you’ll leave the Summit feeling energized and inspired to bring interfaith work back to your campus. Early bird registration is now open! Snap up our discounted rate before it’s gone.
Support from the Interfaith Leadership Institute
Once you’ve made the most of our self-paced courses on ReligionandPublicLife.org and attended the Interfaith Leadership Summit, the Institute will be here to support your interfaith work with additional resources like exclusive Institute grants, publishing opportunities with Interfaith America Magazine, peer-to-peer support, fellowships, and much more.
But Wait, There’s More!
Engaging with each arm of the Interfaith Leadership Institute earns you micro-credentials through ReligionandPublicLife.org that you can show off on your LinkedIn profile.
Our team has been hard at work creating opportunities to help you grow your interfaith leadership skills, so that we can all build Interfaith America together. We can’t wait to see you in person for the Summit in August, and we hope to see you online engaging other parts of the Institute soon.
This article was originally published on April 7, 2022.
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