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Interfaith Professional Development Training

Jan 26 - May 5, 2021
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Term:  Spring 2021

Dates: The program schedule consists of bi-weekly sessions over Zoom on Tuesdays: January 26th, February 9th & 23rd, March 9th & 23rd, April 6th & 20th, and May 4th 2021

Time: 3:45pm - 5:00pm each date


Instructor: Dr. Najla Mouchrek

Presented By: Dean of Students Office / VT Interfaith Program




Eight-week program aimed to expand understanding of the diversity of religious and non-religious identities on campus among faculty, staff, and community members. The goal is to better support students and build competency and capacity to engage in interfaith dialogue and cooperation on campus.

The program schedule consists of bi-weekly sessions over Zoom on Tuesdays from 3:45 - 5 pm, on the following dates: January 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20, May 4. Participants will earn a certificate at the end of the training.

The workshops will cover: (a) Relevance of worldview engagement and interfaith cooperation for higher education; (b) Awareness of religious diversity in the U.S. and of diverse worldviews identities on campus; (c) Interfaith literacy, building knowledge and capacity to interact across lines of difference as key work and life skills for students; (d) Experiential activities and personal reflection on identities, values, and biases; (e) Reading Group on the book Educating about Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement (Goodman et al., 2019).

Instructors: Najla Mouchrek, Ph.D, Amanda Armstrong, Ph.D, Laura McCullough, M.A.Ed., and guest speakers.

Promoted by the Virginia Tech Interfaith Program with the support from the Interfaith Youth Core, the training will build upon the strong university's culture around service and work for the common good. Learn more about the Virginia Tech Interfaith Program at