To promote informed dialogue about religion on campus and beyond, Global Spiritual Life presents various training series across our global network.

Request a Special or On-Demand Training

Looking to host a Zone Training for your office or group? Click here to fill out the special request form. Three- to four-week advance notice is preferred.

Belonging Zone Training

This workshop helps you identify your own voice, gain new tools to share its power, and participate in difficult conversations with others to cultivate more belonging, care, and connection for all. Sign up here

  • October 11, 2019
  • October 25, 2019

Faith Zone Training

Recipient of the 2017 NASPA International, Multicultural, Gender, LGBTQ, Spirituality, Disability, and Related Excellence Award and the 2014 Inaugural Spirituality and Religion in Higher Education Outstanding Spiritual Initiative Award, Faith Zone is a workshop designed to promote spiritual and religious literacy and dialogue.

Training sessions for the Fall 2019 semester include the following dates. Advance registration is required. Sign up here

  • Friday, September 13
  • Friday, October 18
  • Friday, November 22

Faith Zone Trainings are a resource for those who desire innovative and participatory training, contextualized resources, and honest dialogue about religion and spirituality. NYU students, faculty, and staff members can participate and become Faith Zone certified.

Based upon the Safe Zone model which is used to educate groups about the LGBTQ community, Faith Zone sessions take a dual approach that integrates theory and practice. 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. Many of these ideas are contained in our Top Ten Tips for Multifaith Work that are handed out at the conclusion of every Faith Zone workshop.

Suggested Reading

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

  • Teaching Religious Literacy: A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education by Ariel Ennis
  • 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 by Chris Stedman, Foreword by Eboo Patel
  • Religions in My Neighborhood by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Faith Zone II Training

For those who are looking to deepen the knowledge they learned in Faith Zone, this workshop gives you the tools to deepen your interfaith leadership. Prerequisite: Faith Zone.

  • November 8, 2019 -- sign up here

Mindfulness Zone Training

For those looking to cultivate a deeper understanding of mindfulness and meditation and the effects they have on one’s mind, body and spirit. You will walk away with new tools to implement the practice of mindfulness and self-regulation into your life for a more present, aware and relaxed daily experience. Sign up here

  • September 20, 2019
  • November 15, 2019