REL 310 Interfaith Engagement Fellowship Training

The following self-guided training program supports college and graduate students admitted into the national Interfaith Engagement fellowship program. The program’s primary purpose is to prepare students to host a film screening of the PBS Documentary Three Chaplains on their academic campus. Students who complete the fellowship program earn a stipend and a professional certificate in interfaith engagement.

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.

Syllabus

Contributors

David Washburn

Director and Producer
Three Chaplains PBS Documentary

Razi Jafri

Producer
Three Chaplains PBS Documentary

Alice Quinlan

Impact Producer
Three Chaplains PBS Documentary

Michael A. Skaggs Ph.D.

Director of Programs
Chaplaincy Innovation Lab

Ayoub Abdelhaq Saidi

Honors College Teaching Assistant
Rutgers University

Dr. Nathan C. Walker

President, 1791 Delegates
Founder, ReligionAndPublicLife.org

+60 enrolled
Not Enrolled
Closed Course for Fellowship Training
Apx 20 hours, professional stipend, fellowship stipend

College, graduate

Special Thanks

The Interfaith Engagement Fellowship program was made possible thanks to generous funding from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Dorris Duke Foundation. Screening support, curriculum development, and fellowship coordination support were provided by Red Owls Partners, Chaplaincy Innovation Law, 1791 Delegates, and The Foundation for Religious Literacy.

Credits

TERRACE FILMS and ITVS present “THREE CHAPLAINS,” a documentary film by DAVID WASHBURN

Editors DAVID WASHBURN & ERIC DANIEL METZGAR

Original Music BRIAN DEMING

Executive Producer SALLY JO FIFER

Director DAVID WASHBURN

Producers RAZI JAFRI & DAVID WASHBURN

THREE CHAPLAINS is a co-production of Terrace Films LLC, and ITVS with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), Independent Television Service, the Doris Duke Foundation, the Chicago Media Project, the Hartley Film Foundation, the Islamic Scholarship Fund, the Sundance Institute, and Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The film’s Impact Campaign and Fellowship Program was made possible by a generous grant from the Arthur Vining Davis with in-kind support from The Foundation for Religious Literacy.

This program was produced by Terrace Films LLC, which is solely responsible for its content.