Building on a successful inaugural Seminarian Interfaith Seminar, planning is currently underway to host the 2nd annual Seminar in September 2015. Applications will open in early Spring, 2015- stay tuned!
The Shoulder to Shoulder Seminarian Interfaith Seminar brings emerging religious leaders from across the United States together to attend the Islamic Society of North America Annual Convention, to deepen their knowledge of the American Muslim community and to develop tools and networks for creating constructive interfaith partnerships for religious leadership. This year, the ISNA convention will be held in Chicago, IL, the first weekend of September 2015.
This past year, participants wrote reflections on their experiences for a variety of publications. Read some here:
- Jonathan Owens in the Detroit Free Press on September 11
- Aaron Neff in the Springville (NY) Journal on September 11
- Kathryn Ray in the Washington Post’s On Faith blog
- Kristin Klade on Patheos
- Dr. Doug Kindschi, one of the program facilitators, reflected in the Grand Rapids Press on the unity in diversity he observed at the ISNA convention