Interfaith Leadership Video Series
Lesson Three: Identity of an Interfaith Leader
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This lesson explores Interfaith Leadership as both an identity category and an individual commitment. Students are encouraged to begin to see themselves as interfaith leaders, and to identify some of the experiences, teachings, and relationships from their own lives that compel them to work towards pluralism and interfaith cooperation.
3.1: What Makes an Interfaith Leader?
In this module, students will be encouraged to explore leadership in various forms, and will learn some of the common types of personal experience that inspire others to take up interfaith work.
3.2: Interfaith Experiences in the Field
Through a series of interviews, young professionals in different fields reflect on the experiences that drew them to interfaith work and inspired them to identify as interfaith leaders.
3.3: The Power of Storytelling
Storytelling is a powerful tool for motivating social change. This video teaches students how to transform personal stories into inspiring public narratives that convey purpose, cast a vision and encourage interfaith cooperation.
3.4: Identity of an Interfaith Leader Summary
Offering a brief review of this lesson’s content, Eboo Patel invites students to reflect on the importance of developing and sharing a vision of pluralism and cooperation to establish oneself as an interfaith leader.