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Exploring Interreligious Dialogue
April 21 @ 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
A little-discussed aspect of our experience at colleges and universities is religious and spiritual identity. Our lack of dialogue on (particularly public) campuses about religion effectively silences these identities, identities that play an important role in how we show up with each other. This interactive workshop will (1) explore what is (and is not) interreligious or interfaith dialogue; (2) provide tools for dialoguing across differences; and (3) engage participants in practice dialogue. Resources and additional readings will be provided to help participants deepen their exploration of this important topic.
Matt Peterson, M.S., is the Director of Student Success at Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus, where he also teaches sociology. He is pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado, where he explores student spiritual and religious identity and critical/transformative approaches to student affairs practice. He holds certificates in conflict analysis and interfaith conflict resolution from the U.S. Institute of Peace, and has trained extensively on mediation, interreligious dialogue, and interfaith activism.