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Higher Education

Higher Education

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Higher Education

Teaching Interfaith Understanding Faculty Seminar

In partnership with the Council of Independent Colleges, Interfaith America hosts an annual weeklong faculty seminar, taught by Laurie Patton and Eboo Patel, on teaching Interfaith Studies.

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A New Field

What is Interfaith Studies?

A New Field

Scholars and educators interested in exploring the dynamics of religious interaction have claimed a new field of Interreligious/Interfaith Studies. Interfaith Studies programs seek to develop civic leaders who are prepared to positively engage religious diversity and build interfaith cooperation in communities and professions throughout the country.

Definition

What is Interfaith Studies?

Definition

In partnership with scholars in the field, IA offers the following working definition of Interfaith Studies:

“Interfaith Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the multiple dimensions of how people who orient around religion differently interact with one another, and the implications of these interactions for communities, civil society, and global politics.”

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What is Interfaith Studies?

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IA seeks to convene and connect scholars interested in this work. Though the field largely began among those studying religion, we work with faculty in a myriad of fields including nursing, business, education, languages, and biology.

Whether you have long been engaged in interfaith work or are just beginning, we hope you will join our network. Read on for resources and opportunities.

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