Doyle Undergraduate Fellows 2017-2018
Open dialogue across cultural and religious lines is becoming increasingly more challenging. The role of religion has emerged as a powerful force for combating discriminatory rhetoric and building strong communities across socioeconomic and cultural differences. This year the Doyle fellows will investigate new ideas and strategies at the local and national level to build bridges through interreligious and intercultural dialogue.
Students will investigate questions including:
- What are the successful habits and practices for sustainable justice and peacemaking?
- In what ways is faith-inspired social justice activism responding to the challenges society is facing now, and planning for the future?
- How are individuals and organizations on campus and in Washington, D.C. using religion/spirituality/religious discourse and protest to shape and nurture inclusive communities?
Doyle fellows will participate in visits to faith-inspired social justice organizations and religious sites, blog monthly about their experiences, and conduct interviews for publication on the Berkley Center website. Doyle fellows will also read and reflect on several academic articles about justice and the common good. Doyle fellows will attend one mandatory reflection meeting per month during the program with Berkley staff and faculty advisors.