The Interfaith Leadership Studies concentration 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 individuals and communities with differing religious and cultural worldviews becomes a precondition for success in many professional fields including health professions, human services, education, government, international business, ministry, and law.
By combining perspectives from several academic disciplines, Interfaith Leadership Studies helps students obtain a comprehensive knowledge of the social, political, and cultural contexts of diverse religious traditions, and of the implications of interfaith relationships.
Students also receive an opportunity to develop a set of academic, practical, and interpersonal skills conducive to building mutual respect, constructive relationships across religious and cultural lines, and a commitment to the common civic good.
More information about the Interfaith Leadership Studies program can be found in the Course Catalog.