Through Religious Literacy and the Professions, we collaborate with educators and other professionals working in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance a deeper understanding of the complex influences of religions in modern human affairs. We offer resources, training and support to professionals working at local, national, and global levels.
Our longstanding work with educators on teaching religious literacy is both the historical and methodological foundation of our programming. By helping students understand the complex roles religions play in both history and contemporary affairs, educators can train students to be active participants in building a more just and peaceful society.
In addition to educators, we partner with professionals in journalism, government, humanitarian action, organizing and activism, and media and entertainment. Professionals in these fields routinely engage religious individuals and communities in their work and they work within a society deeply shaped by religion. We collaborate with leaders in these fields to discern and establish best practices for engaging religion and we offer opportunities to students to explore potential careers in these fields.