In today’s climate of religious bigotry and extremism, K-12 teachers can help promote mutual respect and understanding across faith lines. The Religious Worlds of New York summer institute gives teachers the tools they need to build a more inclusive society.
Public, private, and faith-based school teachers are invited to apply for the July 2018 Religious Worlds institute – a three week program, with a generous stipend, that will help them teach about religious diversity. The institute will bring 25 teachers from throughout the U.S. to New York City, to work with leading scholars of religion, meet with diverse religious leaders, visit local houses of worship, and explore the religious life of the city. Past participants describe the institute as “my best professional development experience ever” and “one of the best learning experiences of my life” (click here for many more evaluations). Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to explore the religious worlds of New York!
The institute is sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It will meet from July 9th to 27th on UTS's Manhattan campus. All NEH summer scholars will receive a $2,700 stipend to help pay travel, housing, and living expenses for the duration of the institute.
Applications are due by March 1st. For detailed information and application instructions, please visit www.religiousworldsnyc.org.