Here are some sample workshops. Best to call us, so we can help you assess your organization’s needs and design a program that will give you lasting and sustainable results.
Faith at the University
is a resource kit for facilitating better understanding of religious diversity on campus.
A set of six short lessons that can be delivered synchronously or asynchronously, as well as individually or as a series. An accompanying instructor guide provides discussion prompts, plus suggestions for further study.
Specific elements related to what is happening on campus can be added. The Jewish holiday of Sukkot, for example, can be part of the “calendars” session or another with a brief recording of a Jewish student explaining it.
Subjects offered include, but are not limited to:
Religion? Let’s Think About It -
Suggestions for defining “religion”; alternative vocabulary; attitudes toward it; recommendations for fruitful engagement with religious diversity
Multireligious Connecticut (or another state)
A plethora of religions thrive in Connecticut—which means that you may well meet adherents of many of them on your campus. Here is an overview of religions in your state —from A to Z!
Religion Around the Clock
Learn how religions construe “a day”, how various religions punctuate each 24-hour cycle with prayer and other acts of faith or devotion, and toward what those acts are directed.
Religion and the Annual Calendar
Many religions have their own approach to thinking about the passage of time: when the new year begins; how the annual cycle is constructed and punctuated with special days and seasons. Learn about these many competing calendars—which can have implications for planning campus events.
Religion and What We Wear
Religions may direct their adherents to wear a particular head-covering or undergarment or other articles of faith. They may mandate a specific dress code for their leaders. They may set policies about removal of shoes in spaces dedicated to worship or practice. Here is an opportunity to learn about religion-mandated apparel.
Religion, Food, and Fasting
Some religions have elaborate dietary rules. Many use food and drink ceremonially. Most incorporate periods of fasting and occasions for feasting into their annual cycle. Learn about the constellation of food rules in operation on any campus with a multi-religious student-body, staff, or faculty.