Religious Worlds of New York : Summer Institute Applications!
    From Monday, January 01, 2018
    To Thursday, March 01, 2018

    K-12 Teachers Invited to Apply for NEH Summer Institute on Religious Diversity, with a Generous Stipend for Participants


    In today’s climate of religious bigotry and extremism, K-12 teachers can play an important role in promoting interfaith understanding.  The Religious Worlds of New York summer institute gives teachers the tools they need to help build a more inclusive society. 

    Public, private, and faith-based school teachers are invited to apply for the July 2018 Religious Worlds institute – a three week program, with a generous stipend, that will help them teach about religious diversity.  The institute will bring 25 teachers from throughout the U.S. to New York City, to work with leading scholars of religion, meet with diverse re­lig­ious leaders, visit local houses of worship, and explore the religious life of the city.  This combination of classroom and community-based education will introduce teachers to American religious diversity, help them distinguish between acad­emic and devotional approaches to the study of religion, and offer them innovative strategies for teaching about everyday religious life.  Past participants describe the institute as “my best professional development experience ever” and “one of the best learning expe­riences of my life” (see our website for more evaluations).  Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to explore the religious worlds of New York.

    The institute is sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York and Union Theological Seminary, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It will meet from July 9th to 27th, 2018 on the UTS campus, in the Manhattan neighborhood of Morningside Heights.  All NEH summer scholars will receive a $2,700 stipend to help pay travel, housing, and living expenses for the duration of the institute.

    Applications from teachers are due by March 1st.  For detailed information and application instructions, please visit


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