July 5, 2017

Professor Duncan Tackles Interfaith Understanding

Associate Professor of Religion Ann Duncan, Ph.D., participated in a five-day faculty seminar in June put on by the Council of Independent Colleges and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), called “Teaching Interfaith Understanding.”

DuncanChosen from a selective pool of nominees to participate in the seminar, Duncan seized the chance to immerse herself in the event.

“The seminar was an incredible opportunity to learn and share ideas, not only with leaders in the field, but with faculty from around the country who are working to integrate interfaith and interreligious pedagogy into their courses,” says Duncan. “Developing the skills necessary to communicate across religious difference must be a central part of a liberal arts curriculum at this moment in our history and I look forward to sharing what I have learned and developed with our students, staff, and faculty in the coming year.”

The seminar took place at DePaul University in Chicago. Eboo Patel, founder and president of IFYC and Goucher College’s 2016 Commencement speaker, led the seminar with Laurie Patton, president of Middlebury College.