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Faith Zone Trainings

Global Spiritual Life presents Faith Zone. Recipient of the 2014 Inaugural Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Outstanding Spiritual Initiative Award, Faith Zone is a training workshop designed to promote spiritual and religious literacy and dialogue. NYU students, faculty, and staff members can participate in one of our Fall 2014 trainings to become Faith Zone certified. Faith Zone Trainings (FZT) are a resource for students, faculty and staff on campus who desire innovative and participatory training, contextualized resources, and honest dialogue about religion & spirituality. Based upon the Safe Zone model which is used to educate groups about the LGBTQ community, these FZT sessions take a dual approach that integrates theory and practice. In doing so, FZT engages participants in activities which will increase religious literacy and offer practical tools for learning about religion and spirituality.

Topics covered include reflecting on personal experiences with faith and spirituality, examining the global and local context for various religious traditions represented at NYU, as well as discussing tips for creating a safe and welcoming environment in one’s office, residence hall, student group or classroom. Participants will receive a certificate of completion and placard to display verifying the completion of the training.  

 

Request a Training Session

You may request a training session if scheduled sessions are full, if you're looking to host Faith Zone along with another event or program, or for larger groups. Three- to four-weeks advance notice is preferred.

 

Suggested Readings on Religious Literacy

The following texts are recommended to those seeking Faith Zone trainings:

  • Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice
    by Maurianne Adams, Lee Anne Bell, Pat Griffin
  • No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education — Chapters 2 and 5
    by Douglas Jacobsen, Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen
  • Faithiest — Foreword
    by Chris Stedman, Foreword by Eboo Patel
  • Religions in My Neighborhood
    by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

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Room Reservations

All requests must be made to Kimmel Operations.
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