Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity


New York, NY



July 8, 2019 - July 26, 2019 (3 weeks)


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience



The Religious Worlds of New York Summer Institute will bring 25 teachers from throughout the United States to New York City, where they will work with leading scholars of religion, meet with diverse religious leaders, visit local houses of worship, explore the religious life of the city, and develop their own religious diversity curriculum projects. This combination of classroom and community-based education will introduce teachers to American religious diversity, help them distinguish between academic and devotional approaches to the study of religion, and give them the pedagogic tools they need to teach about contemporary lived religion.

Project Director(s)

Henry Goldschmidt

Visiting Faculty

Ali Asani; Eva Abbamonte; Morris Davis; Hasia Diner; Jonathon Gold; Christina Grasso; Jack Hawley; Charles Haynes; Elizabeth McAlister; Jacqueline Richard; Lexi Salomone; Josef Sorett; Marnie Weir; Kathy Wildman Zinger

Grantee Institution

Interfaith Center of New York

Funded through the Division of Education Programs