Do you want to learn about different faiths and how they relate to your own? Connect with people of different religious and secular backgrounds and grow together through interfaith conversations, shared study, and contemplative practice? Advocate for interfaith issues on campus? Develop self-awareness and dialogue skills for campus and life after college?
If so, apply here to be selected as a Center for Religion and Global Citizenry Interfaith Fellow.
The Center for Religion and Global Citizenry‘s mission is to increase 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.
To be considered for the program, you must be:
- An undergraduate student in good standing at UW-Madison
- Registered for the entire 2021-2022 academic year
- Enrolled for at least six credits each semester
You must commit to attend the CRGC Interfaith Fellows regularly scheduled weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:15 PM. These meetings are led by Director Dr. Ulrich Rosenhagen and Program Coordinator David Schulz. The average commitment time for the Fellowship is approximately 5 hours per week. We’re planning an overnight retreat in the Madison area some weekend in fall/winter and will occasionally meet at other times for religious site visits.
Our Fellows will be highly motivated, independent, thoughtful, and capable of engaging people of different (or no) religious backgrounds with both candor and sensitivity. You do not need to 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, exploring spiritual traditions and religious sites, authoring regular short writings which reflect publicly on your CRGC experience, and opportunities to share interfaith work with the broader campus.
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, May 2.
While late in the application process, you are welcome to find out more about the CRGC Fellowship by joining us for this year’s Fellows final presentations on Tuesday, April 27th at 6 PM on Zoom. For more information about this event, please click here.
Students chosen for the program will be notified by Dr. Rosenhagen by noon on Friday, May 14th. If you have any questions about the Center or about the application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.