This lesson explores Interfaith Leadership as both an identity category and an individual commitment. Students are encouraged to begin to see themselves as interfaith leaders, and to identify some of the experiences, teachings, and relationships from their own lives that compel them to work towards pluralism and interfaith cooperation.
This lesson includes:
- Module 3.1: What Makes an Interfaith Leader?
- Module 3.2: Interfaith Experiences in the Field
- Module 3.3: The Power of Storytelling
- Module 3.4: Identity of an Interfaith Leader Summary
Module 3.1: What Makes an Interfaith Leader?
In this module, students will be encouraged to explore leadership in various forms, and will learn some of the common types of personal experience that inspire others to take up interfaith work.
Module 3.2: Interfaith Experiences in the Field
Through a series of personal interviews, students will hear from several young professionals in different fields share experiences that first drew them to interfaith work, and inspired them to identify themselves as interfaith leaders.
Module 3.3: The Power of Storytelling
Story is a powerful tool for motivating social change. In this lesson, we will introduce useful strategies for transforming personal stories into inspiring public narratives that convey purpose and vision, and encourage cooperation.
Module 3.4: Identity of an Interfaith Leader Summary
Offering a brief review of this lesson’s content, Eboo Patel invites students to reflect on the importance of developing and sharing a vision of pluralism and cooperation to establish oneself as an interfaith leader.