Higher education has a long history of struggling to embrace genuine diversity, even when the (good)will is there. What are the historical, systemic, and institutional factors that have stymied efforts to center religious diversity in higher education, and what can we learn from this history?
Join Presidents Marjorie Hass (Council of Independent Colleges), Mary Hinton (Hollins University), Omar Qureshi (Zaytuna College), and Carl Strikwerda (Elizabethtown College, Emeritus) as they explore the history and missteps of institutional efforts to embrace diversity, with a focus on the curriculum and campus life outside the classroom. In conversation with other college and university presidents past and present, this charrette will consider how critical interfaith engagement with – rather than glossing over – the religious and institutional history of our schools is essential to building more inclusive institutions.
Participants will be invited to learn from and share case studies about attempts to embrace diversity that have worked and those that have not.