Interfaith Learning Opportunities

Keep up to date on interfaith learning opportunities in the community – from conference and fellowships to organizations and graduate programs, there's much to learn.

Parliament of World Religions - November 1-7, 2018

The Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world. To accomplish this, we invite individuals and communities who are equally invested in attaining this goal.

What: Parliament of World Religions Conference
When: November 1 – 7, 2018
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada
How: Please register here
Fee: Registration costs vary based on early-bird prices and whether you are a student.

For more info, click here

Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit: A Multifaith Peace, Justice and Earthcare Program for Young Adults (Stony Point NY, USA)

The Stony Point Center Summer Institute is seeking Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults, ages 19-29, who are grounded in their religious tradition, serious about spirituality and the state of the planet, and excited by social activism in a multireligious context.Together we will study and share the three Abrahamic traditions, what they teach about social activism, nonviolence and justice, and apply them to personal and social transformation as we strengthen our relationship to the earth.

Check out the website for application details

Applications Open: mid-Oct 2016     Deadline: mid-February 2017

The March of Remembrance and Hope (Germany/Poland)

The March of Remembrance and Hope is a dynamic educational leadership program. Its purpose is to teach students of different religious and ethnic backgrounds about the dangers of intolerance through the study of the Holocaust, and to promote better relations among people of diverse cultures. Usually for one week in May.

Check out the website for application details and exact dates.

The Cambridge Inter-faith Programme Summer School (Cambridge, UK)

Each summer, the Cambridge Inter-faith Programme brings together an international group of emerging religious leaders from Islamic, Christian and Jewish backgrounds for an intensive period of immersion in inter-faith and cross-cultural encounter, to resource practical peacemaking and conflict-transformation efforts.

Check out the website for application details and exact dates.

Vancouver School of Theology:

Indigenous and Interreligious Studies (MA, MTh, or Diploma)

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Hartford Seminary:

Russell Berrie Fellowship: Inter-religious Studies Diploma in Rome (1 year)

Check out the website for application details

Applications Open: Now Deadline:March 3, 2017.

Fellowship Program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

Check out the website for application details and exact dates

Nostra Aetate Fellowship

Program run through the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue for applicants from different faith traditions to come experience Rome (note; not for people from Christian or Jewish traditions)

Applications are reviewed by the Board of Governors twice a year, check out the brochure for more details.

International Peacemaking Program at Hartford Seminary

With long-established expertise in interfaith dialogue, Islamic studies, and Christian-Muslim relations, Hartford Seminary is at the forefront of training leaders for peacemaking between religions, especially where there is conflict and the potential for tension and violence.

Check out the website for application details and exact dates

Application deadline for most international applicants: Mid-March, 2017

The Journal of Interreligious Studies

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This Journal is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering conversation, the Journal hopes to increase religious literacy, contribute to the field of interreligious hermeneutics, and address the issues surrounding interreligious relations, dialogue, theology, and communication. The JIRS solicits articles of an interdisciplinary nature and with the aim of producing resources for interreligious education, pedagogy, and cooperation. It is a collaboration of Hebrew College and the Boston University School of Theology . For regular updates, we invite you to follow the Journal on Facebook or Twitter or to sign up for our newsletter at the bottom right corner of our webpage.

Calgary Interfaith Council

A partnership of religious communities working together for the common good of the people of Calgary.

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Inspirit Foundation

Hoping to build a more inclusive and pluralist Canada where our differences are valued and engaged and everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive socially and economically, the Inspirit Foundation, through media and arts, supports young change leaders and impact investing, works to challenge prejudice and discrimination based on ethnicity, race and religion, and to promote inclusion and pluralism.

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Interfaith Youth Core

The Interfaith Youth Core, based out of Chicago, is an organization empowering young interfaith leaders to build a movement of people from all faiths and philosophical traditions as well as no-religious affiliation who are working together to change the world. They work with Students and Faculty to encourage pluralism on campus’s throughout the USA.

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Groundswell

Groundswell is a growing online community of nearly 100,000 people, powered by Auburn Theological Seminary, who believe faith can be a force for good in the world. Faith leaders, organizers, and others motivated by faith and moral commitment come to Groundswell to be inspired to take faithful action, to be taught how to make change online, and to get tools that allow them to take online social action to heal and repair the world.

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations aims to improve understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples across cultures and to reduce polarization at local and global levels. It helps develop more inclusive societies, in which diversity is experienced as an asset.

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AFS Canada

AFS is an educational organization dedicated to providing exchange programs; enriched learning experiences that promote intercultural awareness, tolerance and communication. By providing immersive learning experiences in new environments combined with regular reflection and coaching opportunities, AFS helps participants build solid foundations for the future.

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The Pluralism Project

Based out of Harvard University , The Pluralism project helps Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources. Their website has many useful resources and a directory of Religious Centers across America.

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KAICIID

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) is an intergovernmental organization whose mandate is to promote the use of dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict to enhance understanding and cooperation. Over a seven-year-long negotiation and development process, KAICIID’s mandate and structure were designed to foster dialogue among people of different faiths and cultures that bridges animosities, reduces fear and instills mutual respect.

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Coexist

A non-profit organization advancing social cohesion through education and innovation, 33 projects in 9 countries

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Global Centre for Pluralism

The Global Centre for Pluralism is an independent, not-for-profit international research and education centre located in Ottawa, Canada. Inspired by the example of Canada’s inclusive approach to citizenship, the Centre works to advance respect for diversity worldwide, believing that openness and understanding toward the cultures, social structures, values and faiths of other peoples are essential to the survival of an interdependent world.

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