Dr. Jacqueline Bussie was selected from a nationwide pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding.
She is director of the Forum on Faith and Life and an associate professor of religion.
The seminar is offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Twenty-five faculty members will participate in the five-day Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar in June at Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass. The seminar, led by two leading scholars, will broaden faculty members’ knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding, with the development of new courses and resources.
“Strengthening the teaching of interfaith understanding at colleges and universities is a high priority at a time when college enrollment is becoming more diverse – by religion, as well as socioeconomic factors – just as American society is becoming more diverse,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “The number of institutions that nominated faculty members to participate in the new interfaith understanding seminar is most impressive.”