The Interfaith Leadership Studies minor is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills essential for professional and civic leaders in a religiously diverse society. As our national and global communities become increasingly interconnected and diverse, an ability to work effectively with people with differing religious and cultural worldviews becomes a necessary precondition for success in many professional fields including human services, education, health professions, government, international business, ministry, and law. By combining perspectives from several academic disciplines, the Interfaith Leadership Studies minor helps students obtain a comprehensive knowledge of the social, political, and cultural contexts of diverse religious traditions, and of the significance of interfaith work. Students also receive an opportunity to develop a set of academic, practical, and interpersonal skills conducive to building constructive relationships, mutual respect, and a commitment to the common good across religious and cultural lines.
More information about the Interfaith Leadership Studies program can be found in the Course Catalog.