Educating Religious Leaders for a Multi-Religious World
This project, established during the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia, brought together students from 15 different theological schools to discuss the role of religious leaders in an interfaith world. After preparing at their individual schools, the students and professors came together in a five-day seminar to discuss themes like multi-religious initiatives, virtues and skills to be an interfaith leader, and the challenges to and resources for promoting a multi-religious education. Religions represented by the schools in the seminar included Christianity (Roman Catholic and Protestant), Judaism, Islam, and schools with multi-religious student bodies. The project achieved its goal of creating a set of interfaith leaders capable of addressing the issue of globalization affecting religious populations and diasporas.