Interfaith Leaders Program

Learning to lead others toward a deeper, more informed fellowship

“In our time, when day by day . . . the ties between different peoples are becoming stronger, the Church examines more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions. In her task of promoting unity and love among men, indeed among nations, she considers above all . . . what men have in common and what draws them to fellowship.”

Nostra Aetate, Declaration of the Church to Non-Christian Religions,
Proclaimed by Pope Paul VI, October 28, 1965.

Interfaith Leaders Program

The Loras College Interfaith Leaders Program helps students develop skills in story-telling, networking with community partners, and collaborating with people of various religious and worldview perspectives. These skills empower students to assume meaningful roles in active peacebuilding throughout their lives, and also help to prepare them for professional lives in diverse contexts. Students build intentional relationships with others in the program, learn how people orient around religion differently, and spend time connecting with people in the local community and involving themselves in various interfaith activities. Students are awarded a $1000 scholarship each year as long as they are active in the program.

Required Courses
  • Interfaith Seminar I: Story of Me (1 credit)
  • Interfaith Seminar II: Story of You (1 credit)
  • Interfaith Seminar III: Story of Us (1 credit)
  • World Religions (3 credits)
  • Interfaith J Term (3 credits)
  • Internship and Portfolio (optional, 1 to 3 credits)
    TOTAL: 9 to 12 credits
Unique Features
  • Meet and develop friendships with students and faculty from a variety of backgrounds and majors
  • Create a network of interfaith mentors from the Dubuque community
  • Participate in field trips to sacred spaces both locally and regionally
  • Develop leadership and interviewing skills translatable to any profession
  • Build a relationship with a congregation other than your own tradition or worldview and help them connect with the broader community
  • Travel to India for January term if desired
Criteria to Qualify
  • Apply and be admitted to Loras College
  • Complete the Interfaith Leaders Program application and submit all supporting materials by March 1
Application Process
  • Students admitted to the college may apply for this program scholarship. The scholarship application can be found on the Student Status page.
  • Students are encouraged to complete their application by the March 1st priority deadline.

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