Do you want to know how different faiths relate to your own? Be inspired by tough, yet respectful, interfaith conversations? Work together to advocate for the interfaith issues on campus and beyond? Learn vital dialogue and organizing skills for campus and life after college?
If so, apply to be selected as a Center for Religion and Global Citizenry Interfaith Fellow. The Center, relatively new to campus, has adopted the following as its mission:
“The Center for Religion and Global Citizenry increases UW-Madison students’ religious literacy and their facility for communicating across boundaries of faith so that they may function effectively as citizens of a religiously diverse world.”
In order to be considered for the program, you must be an undergraduate student in good standing at UW-Madison, registered for the entire academic year 2019-20, and enrolled in at least six credits each semester. Furthermore, you must commit to attend the CRGC Interfaith Fellows’ weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 PM. These meetings are led by CRGC Director Dr. Ulrich Rosenhagen.
Our Fellows will be highly motivated, independent and capable of engaging people of different (or no) religious backgrounds with both candor and sensitivity. You need not belong to any formally established religious institution or hold any particular beliefs in order to apply.
The Interfaith Fellows program includes weekly dialogues on interfaith matters, leading interfaith events and activism on campus, being a public voice for the campus interfaith movement, and authoring regular short writings which reflect publicly on their CRGC experience.
All CRGC Fellows will receive a $750 stipend for the year.
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply by 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 28. Students chosen for the program will be notified by Dr. Rosenhagen by noon on Thursday, May 2.
Here’s the link to the application: