The Collegeville Institute Multi-Religious Fellows Program is a new initiative with the backing of a distinguished board of Twin Cities religious leaders. This new program brings together a group of young leaders, five to fifteen years into their professional careers, from five of the largest religious communities in the seven county 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 two year 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 younger 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.
Religious communities have historically been laboratories for democracy – providing opportunities for leadership development and communal engagement. Today, our religiously diverse metropolitan area provides a perfect backdrop for broadening that undertaking, as we both learn from experts and share with each other how to advance the home we call Minnesota. Join us!
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