Matt Maruggi Selected to Participate in Seminar on Teaching Interfaith Understanding

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Religion, Matt Maruggi, has been selected from a competitive national pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar is offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Twenty-five faculty members will participate in the five-day Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar that will take place June 16–20, 2019, at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. The seminar will be led by two leading scholars: Eboo Patel, founder and president of IFYC, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses; and Laurie Patton, president of Middlebury College and former dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion at Duke University. The program aims to broaden faculty members’ knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding through the development of new courses and resources.

“Interfaith dialog, although challenging, is essential for students who will live and work in an increasingly-diverse nation. Democratic participation is strengthened by mutual understanding among the many faith traditions shaping America today,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “The faculty members who will participate in this seminar are up to that challenge,” Ekman added. “Their qualifications and achievements are most impressive.”

Congratulations, Matt!

For more information, visit www.cic.edu/TeachingInterfaith.