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Religious Pluralism in a Divided Nation: One Year After the 2016 Presidential Election is a Course

Religious Pluralism in a Divided Nation: One Year After the 2016 Presidential Election

Ended Nov 14, 2017

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One-time, online, 60 minute session  

Deadline to Register: November 13

Full Description:
"It's been one year since a presidential election shook America!  No matter your political perspective, we can all agree that issues of religious identity and diversity have been of increased saliency this year. As individuals, who care about interfaith cooperation, what should we make of this past year?  Is our work harder or easier post-election - and why?  What new bridge-building opportunities opened up this past year - and which ones' closed?  Join this reflection and conversation, and let's chart pathways toward pluralism together.

This Course is for:
All Hillel Professionals. Geared for Engagement Professionals. 

#EngagementAssociate, #EngagementCoordinator, #ProgramAssociate, #ProgramCoordinator, #DirectorofJewishStudentLife, #DirectorofStudentLife

Course Meets:

  • Tuesday, November 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST / 10:00am - 11:00am PST

Instructors Bio:

Eboo Patel founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a religiously diverse social landscape.

For over 15 years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

These days, Eboo spends most of his time on the road, doing what he loves: meeting students, educators, and community leaders to talk about the complex landscape of religious diversity and the power of interfaith cooperation in the 21st century.

In his off time, you’ll find Eboo in Chicago with his wife, Shehnaz, and their two sons. When he’s not teaching his kids about interfaith cooperation, there’s a good chance he’s rooting for Notre Dame and feeding a lifelong coffee addiction. Catch up with him on Twitter and Facebook, and keep exploring to learn more about Eboo and IFYC.

Janett I. Cordovés, Co-Curricular Partnerships Manager at Interfaith Youth Core, equips and empowers campus professional staff to be interfaith leaders. Through research, curriculum building and training, publications, and webinars, Janett seeks to elevate the priority of interfaith leadership on all campuses.  

 Prior to joining Interfaith Youth Core, Janett worked in various capacities within student support services as well as within academic initiatives with Semester at Sea, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, Barnard College/Columbia University, Northeastern Illinois University, Boston College, and Montclair State University.  Janett serves as the Communications Chair for NASPA’s Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Knowledge Community and as the Associate Social Media Editor for the Journal of College and Character. Most recently Janett served as an Executive Committee Member for NASPA's Inaugural Convergence on Religious, Spiritual, and Secular Identities conference and presented a research poster on #DigitalFaith spaces. Janett is currently pursuing her doctorate in Ethical Leadership at Olivet Nazarene University where she is focusing on first-generation college students' spirituality and the relationship between their level of grit, equanimity, and spiritual qualities.

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