Many young people first encounter religious difference in the classroom, uniquely positioning teachers to foster a culture of religious equity and inclusion that benefits students, fellow educators, and families. Whether part of a history lesson, in literature being discussed, or simply embodied in each student and staff member, religion is always present in our schools.
ICJS Teacher Fellows work together to transform classrooms and schools into places where learning about religious diversity serves to inspire and prepare individuals for fuller participation in the life of our city, nation, and world.
Thursday, May 20, we invite you to join current and former ICJS Teacher Fellows—from public, private, and religious schools—as we explore together three big questions:
- How is the classroom an interreligious space?
- What is the state of religion in the classroom?
- How do young people think about religion?