Program Details & Requirements Multi-Religious Fellows, November 2018 With the backing of a distinguished board of Twin Cities religious leaders, the Collegeville Institute seeks 10 young professionals, active in their religious heritages [two each from the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim traditions] who have approximately 5 to 15 years of experience, with 20 or more years to give in service to the Twin Cities and their respective community. The fellows commit to convening 8 times over a period of 21 months with accomplished leaders of other professions in Minnesota who have a high stake in contributing to the fabric of public life in the Greater Metro Area. They will gather with other professionals to engage issues such as: The changing face of Minnesota and its implication for the future Crafting an economy that sustains Educating our youth for the 21st century Ensuring legal justice for all Working toward effective health care for all Minnesotans Striving for racial equity The Collegeville Institute Multi-Religious Fellows will: Attend, over 21 months, eight meetings to be held either in Collegeville, MN or the Twin Cities metro area. Receive, over the course of the programs, stipends amounting to $4,000, and have all travel costs relating to meetings covered by the Collegeville Institute. Hear from civic and professional leaders and experts on key cultural issues. Meet with leaders of other religious traditions in settings that allows them to learn more about one another, and one another’s traditions, even as they learn about key elements of the larger community they share in common. Sharpen their skills at social analysis, religiously attuned reflection, and societal change. Expand their horizons concerning the community for which they see themselves responsible as leaders and thus expand their visions of themselves as leaders of their respective religious communities. Gain the confidence to become active participants in conversations about matters of public import both within and outside the congregations/communities they serve. Receive an additional $1000 in seed money to plan and implement a leadership project of their choosing for their religious community.