Religious & Civic Leaders

The Vision

Religious and civic leadership in the 21st century requires a thorough understanding of the guiding principles of the First Amendment. This enables Americans to negotiate religious and philosophical differences with civility and respect.

The Problem

Most religious and civic leaders receive little or no education about the history and significance of the religious liberty principles of the First Amendment. These principles provide the civic framework for living among people of any religion or none.

The Plan

To help religious and civic leaders meet the challenges of the nation’s rapidly expanding pluralism, the Religious Freedom Center is collaborating with a diverse array of graduate schools and civic and religious groups to offer blended learning courses on religious freedom and religion in public life.

Learn more about our Religious and Civic Leaders program by visiting the sections featured below.

Community-based Workshops

Community-based Workshops

The Religious Freedom Center seeks to partner with your religious community or organization to offer community-based workshops. The goal of these workshops is to empower people of diverse faiths — and none — with knowledge and skills in the areas of religious liberty, religious literacy, and civil dialogue.

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Civil Dialogue Training

Civil Dialogue Training

Religious and civic leaders, educators, and business leaders are uniquely positioned to help cultivate an informed and engaged citizenry. Having the ability to facilitate dialogue is a key leadership skill for the 21st century. We invite you to join one of our full-day civil dialogue training sessions or to schedule one with your community.

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Course catalog

The Religious Freedom Center offers blended learning and online classes that prepare religious and civic leaders for effective leadership in a religiously diverse society. Our course catalog provides a brief written overview of each course as well as a course trailer.

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resources for religious & Civic Leaders

Our staff, researchers, and faculty produce a wide range of First Amendment resources relevant to the work of religious and civic leaders. These materials and a list of recommended readings are compiled here; many can be downloaded or printed directly from the site.

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partners

Establishing strong partnerships within the education community has been essential to the Religious Freedom Center’s continued success. These are just a few of the institutions we’ve collaborated with over the years.

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