Sixth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge National Gathering
The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge is an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Education's Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the White House, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. 2016 marked the second year that international participants were invited to attend as part of the International Higher Education Interfaith Leaders Forum thanks to the generous support of the International Shinto Foundation.
Sessions during the 2016 conference offered the opportunity to learn from experts, share experiences, and hear from administration officials who share a commitment to community service with an interfaith engagement component. Georgetown’s Berkley Center; Office of Campus Ministry; Center for Social Justice, Research, and Teaching; and World Faiths Development Dialogue led workshop sessions held at Gallaudet University. Discussion topics included higher education responses to the refugee crisis and violence among youth, innovative program and curricular design, engaging minorities, combating intolerance through communications and media, millennials and spirituality, and how to “map” religious communities, among many others.