HARTFORD, CT – More than 30 experts in interfaith dialogue will participate in a new, innovative seminar offered by Hartford Seminary in June, titled “Religious Leadership in an Interfaith World.”
Made possible by a generous grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the seminar will provide religious leaders of all faiths – clergy, educators, administrators, chaplains, and others – an introduction to religious diversity in the American context, methodologies for interfaith engagement, and resources for further exploration.
The seminar will run from June 6 through June 10.
“In a culture marked by religious diversity, effective religious leadership must include awareness of, and engagement with, faith traditions other than one’s own. I am delighted that Hartford Seminary is offering this special seminar that reflects our mission and underscores the importance of interfaith dialogue in today’s multi-faith world,” President Heidi Hadsell said. “We’re grateful to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for its support.”
Participating in the seminar will be Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Quakers, Unitarians, and Wiccans. They are leaders of interfaith organizations in, among other places, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. One is president of the Universal Society of Hinduism; another is a documentary filmmaker.