About the Interfaith Exchange

The Interfaith Exchange is a unique opportunity for high school students to engage with peers of different faiths in order to realize the beauty of interfaith exploration. Students of Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other religious backgrounds will will embark on a year-long journey together to work across religious lines, answering a number of challenging questions: What is interfaith collaboration? How can we use what we learn about different faiths to benefit our communities? In the process of answering these questions, members will develop and implement a year-long service project in Providence.

How it works

As a member of the Interfaith Exchange, you’ll be a part of an exciting and innovative movement to shape the way we help others, through the way we understand different faiths.

You will:

  • Meet every week with the group from September 2013 – May 2014
  • Develop in-depth understandings of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and other faiths through text study & visits to fellows homes/religious institutions
  • Participate in discussions about contentious issues from an interfaith perspectives
  • Be led by Brown University students (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu) who have a wealth of religious knowledge and extensive public-service experience
  • Design and implement a weekly service initiative
  • Participate in leadership training workshops focusing on issues of social justice and inter-religious collaboration
  • Meet leaders in the local non-profit sector and in religious communities
  • Have lots of fun spending time with local teenagers from different religious backgrounds!

If you’re interested in applying to be a part of the program starting in the Fall of 2013, you can fill out our online application. You can also learn more about the program by sending an email to interfaithexchange@gmail.com. We’re excited to have you be a part of our team!

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