Interfaith cooperation can be a vital tool for advancing civic aims, and civic engagement can also influence interfaith leadership and development. Join us as we discuss the importance of engaging religious diversity for civic ends and share findings from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) that explore how community service and engagement influence students’ pluralistic attitudes. Participants will be able to not only deepen their understanding of the relationships between community engagement and interfaith learning, but they will also be able to envision how they can intentionally leverage this relationship in their work.
As a result of this session, participants will be able to:
Articulate why interfaith cooperation is important to our social fabric
Recognize the ways that civic engagement and interfaith engagement relate
Identify opportunities to integrate IDEALS research findings in their respective roles