This summer, the Religious Worlds of New York summer institute will bring twenty-five primary and secondary teachers from throughout the United States to New York City for a teacher training session. The teachers will work with leading scholars of religion, meet with diverse religious leaders, visit local houses of worship, and conduct original field research. This combination of classroom and community-based education will:
– Introduce teachers to American religious diversity
– Help teachers distinguish between academic and devotional approaches to the study of religion
– Give teachers the pedagogic tools they need to teach about contemporary lived religion
The best part about this program? It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities! Each participant will receive a $2,700 stipend in order to participate in the program (covering travel, housing, and other expenses in NYC).
The program will last from July 14-August 1, 2014 on the campus of Union Theological Seminary. Applications are due March 4, 2014. Please visit religiousworldsnyc.org for more information about the program and the application process.^