INTF 101 Foundations of Interfaith Leadership

What is interfaith leadership? What does it take? What’s its impact? What does excellent interfaith leadership look like? Through this interactive, self-paced course, you’ll explore these questions and more. Ideal both for learners who are new to interfaith leadership and for experienced interfaith leaders who would like a stronger foundation for their work, this course provides a roadmap for developing (or continuing to develop) the vision, knowledge, and skills required to contribute to the realization of a truly interfaith America.

Interfaith America · July 15, 2022

Interfaith America is a non-profit organization that inspires, equips, and connects leaders and institutions to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity. Interfaith America awards a professional Certificate in Interfaith Leadership to learners who either:

  • Complete this 5-hour course (INTF 101) independently AND attend an in-person Interfaith Leadership Summit. (This certificate option is available to college students and educators only.)
  • OR complete Foundations of Interfaith Leadership LIVE, which blends independent work with required live, Zoom sessions (5 hours of independent work, plus 9 hours in community).

Once you fulfill one of these options, you’ll receive instructions for claiming your certificate and syncing your digital certificate with your LinkedIn profile and/or resume.

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Earn a professional Certificate in Interfaith Leadership by pairing this five-hour online course with an in-person Interfaith Leadership Summit (or past Interfaith Leadership Institute) or by completing Foundations of Interfaith Leadership LIVE.

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Scholarships Available

For a limited time, we are delighted to offer full scholarships for learners interested in boosting their interfaith leadership skills. Enter scholarship code “interfaithfoundations100” in the bookstore cart to receive a full scholarship.

Special Thanks

Interfaith America’s video series on interfaith leadership was made possible thanks to generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. Onboarding support was provided by 1791 Delegates and The Foundation for Religious Literacy.

Civic Education for the Common Good

We apply the U.S. Department of Education’s Consensus Statements about Constitutional Approaches for Teaching about Religion

▸ Our approach to religion is academic, not devotional;
▸ We strive for student awareness of religions, but do not press for student acceptance of any religion;
▸ We sponsor the study about religion, not the practice of religion;
▸ We expose students to a diversity of religious views, but may not impose any particular view;
▸ We educate about all religions, we do not promote or denigrate any religion;
▸ We inform students about religious beliefs and practices, it does not seek to conform students to any particular belief or practice.

We apply the American Academy of Religion’s “Religious Literacy Guidelines”

▸ “Religious Literacy Guidelines for College Students.” American Academy of Religion, 2019.
▸ “Teaching About Religion: AAR Guidelines for K-12 Public Schools.” American Academy of Religion, April 2010.

We apply the National Council for the Social Studies C3 Frameworks for Religious Studies

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, “Religious Studies Companion Document for the C3 Framework.” Silver Spring, MD: National Council for the Social Studies, 2017.