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 Program for Interfaith Leaders strives to help students understand the human dimension of religious faith and practice, and it seeks to help students discover in themselves those abilities that will assist them in their interactions with people of diverse religious backgrounds.  The program hopes that, through careful study, self-reflection, and responsible service, students will learn to lead others toward a deeper, more informed fellowship.

Required Courses

  • Leadership Seminar (1 credit lab in 3-credit course on leadership studies)
  • World Religions (3 credits)
  • Interfaith J Term (3 credits)
  • Interfaith Seminar I (1 credit)
  • Interfaith Seminar II (1 credit)
  • Internship and Portfolio (3 credits)
    TOTAL 12 credits

Co-Curricular Expectations

  • Monthly gatherings/discussions/reading group
  • Monthly participation in Dubuque community interfaith activities
  • Service projects

The program is available to students in good academic standing who apply and are accepted after participating in a selection process.

All student accepted into the Program for Interfaith Leaders receive a $1,000 scholarship.

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Interfaith Leaders Program Application

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