UST receives grant to foster interreligious studies

June 17, 2016

The University of St. Thomas has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Interfaith Youth Core and the Teagle Foundation to assist in developing undergraduate curricular programs in interreligious studies that bridge the liberal arts and pre-professional programs. The grant proposal process was led by Sarah Farnes (Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center), Barbara Gorski (Opus College of Business), Dominic Longo (Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center), and Hans Gustafson (Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning). The funding will allow for the implementation of workshops and events in the 2016-2017 academic year that promote the creation of curricular units fostering interreligious understanding through community and workplace engagement.

Video Below: see Eboo Patel, founder and director of the Interfaith Youth Core, deliver a presentation at the University of St. Thomas on fostering interreligious understanding across the curriculum and campus divisions.