The Collegeville Institute Multi-Religious Fellows Program is an initiative with the backing of a distinguished board of Twin Cities religious leaders. This program brings together a group of early-career leaders, five to fifteen years into their religious calling, from five of the largest religious communities in the larger Metro area.
These emerging leaders – from the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim communities – will meet with leaders from the world of government, business, education, criminal justice, health care and the non-profit sector. Gathering together regularly with these prominent professionals, over a 21-month time frame, the Fellows learn about the unique opportunities and challenges residents of Minnesota are expected to encounter in the decades ahead.
This program seeks NOT to stake out advocacy positions concerning particular issues. Rather, the goal is to help attune a group of early-career religious leaders to the complexity of important civic issues of common concern. By facilitating meetings and conversations that will enable these leaders to address difficult public matters in an informed and wise manner, we believe they and their communities will be in a position to significantly enhance public life.
Know someone who would be a good fit for this program?
Nominations for the 2022-24 cohort are due Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
Interested in participating yourself?
Applications for the 2022-24 cohort are due Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Explore the Multi-Religious Fellows program:
Religious communities have long been laboratories for citizenship, providing opportunities for leadership development and civic engagement. The religiously diverse Twin Cities metro area backgrounds a program that invites religious leaders to engage experts in some of the most pressing issues in our common life as well as learn from each other. The relationships that emerge enrich the common good of us all. Join us!— Marty Stortz, program director