Professor of Religion Sid Brown has been selected to participate in an August seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding that will be held at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill., and is sponsored by the Council on Independent Colleges and Interfaith Youth Core, with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
The seminar will be led by two leading scholars, Eboo Patel, founder and president of IFYC, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses, and Laurie Patton, dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion at Duke University. Twenty-five faculty membersfrom colleges around the country will participate.
“Strengthening the teaching of interfaith understanding at colleges and universities is a high priority at a time when college enrollment is becoming more diverse—by religion, as well as socioeconomic factors—just as American society is becoming more diverse. Strengthening participation in American life with greater understanding of the distinctive contributions of different faiths is key to America’s future success,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “The number of institutions that nominated faculty members to participate in the new interfaith understanding seminar is most impressive.” The seminar will broaden faculty members’ knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding, with the development of new courses and resources.
More about this seminar can be found here.