Thanks to a generous grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, college and graduate students admitted to the national Interfaith Engagement Fellowship program will receive a stipend and professional certificate to complete the following objectives.
TRAINING (3 hours). Fellows will complete the following three-hour online training course in early January 2024. The training includes watching the one-hour film, studying the discussion guide, learning best practices for facilitating interfaith dialogue, and engaging fellows from around the country who will be hosting their own film screenings.
ORGANIZING (12-15 hours). Fellows will organize a campus film screening, including choosing a time, date, and location and seeking campus co-sponsors from student groups and support from faculty, campus chaplains, and administrators. The goal is to have a minimum of 20 attendees who watch the film and complete the pre- and post-film surveys.
HOSTING (2 hours). Fellows will host the film on their campus between late January and early March 2024. Fellows will start the event by articulating best practices for dialoguing across differences and invite the audience to complete a pre-film survey via their cell phones. Fellows will show the one-hour film and engage the attendees in a 30- to 45-minute discussion, including collecting results from the post-film survey. After the event, fellows will clean and restore the space.
REPORTING (1 hour). Fellows will spend one hour reporting the screening results and providing the filmmakers and grantmakers feedback about campus and viewer engagement.