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January 19, 2023 January Symposium: Exploring Interfaith/Interreligious Pedagogies for the Undergraduate Classroom

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  • time Eastern Time
  • location Zoom
  • organizer Hebrew College Miller Center for Interreligious Leadership & Learning
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The Journal of Interreligious Studies and its partners are leading a symposium and workshop led by educators, scholars, and experts in interfaith/interreligious studies and pedagogies. The symposium expands on the special issue (No. 36) on the same topic and features many of the same authors and respondents. Panelists will share concrete classroom exercises, assignments, and assessments along with learning goals, teaching philosophies, and pedagogical theories behind them.

During workshop sessions, participants will work with individual panelists to sharpen their own pedagogies, explore new ideas, ask critical questions, and examine the features that distinguish interfaith/interreligious pedagogies from pedagogies in the study of religion or theology classroom and how they can be integrated in varying institutional contexts.

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  • Katherine Janiec Jones, Ph.D. (Professor of Religion at Wofford College)
  • Khyati Joshi, Ph.D. (Co-Founder of the Institute for Teaching Diversity and Social Justice and Professor of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University)
  • Younus Mirza, Ph.D. (Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and the Founding Director of Global Virtual Learning at Shenandoah University)
  • Kate DeConinck, Th.D. (Director of Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College)
  • Kevin Minister, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Religion at Shenandoah University
  • Hans Gustafson, Ph.D. (Director of the Jay Phillips Center for Interreligious Studies at the University of St. Thomas
  • Axel M. Oaks Takacs, Th.D. (Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interreligious Studies and Assistant Professor of Religion at Seton Hall University)
  • Lucinda Mosher, Th.D. (Senior Editor of the Journal of Interreligious Studies and Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace)