Spiritual Resilience for a Fractured World

In the midst of a pandemic and historic racial unrest and uprising, how do we lead from a place of spiritual abundance? How do we build coalitions across divides and fight for common values? How do we sustain self and community care following a crisis? This year’s Fall Institute responds to that call, offering evidence-based tools to combat increased divisiveness and polarization, making space for complex inter-religious conversations that center common values and a shared struggle.

The Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership at NYU, MindfulNYU, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invite you to join us virtually for conversations and workshops on responding to ethical demands, community and individual healing, complexity resilience, and building a Beloved Community on campus. 

Geared toward chaplains, social workers, educators, administrators, non-profit leaders, and mental health professionals, this 4-day course will enable participants to discover:


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Effective tools for cultivating conversations based on belonging, curiosity, radical listening, and in-the-moment stress reduction.

Methodologies for sustaining self- and community-care as a practice of resilience

Convening skills & strategies to hold space for complex inter-religious conversations that center common values and a shared struggle.

Techniques for fostering the leadership across and between for stronger coalitions


Best practices for creating supportive healing spaces for students and communities in the aftermath of crises, from vigils to pastoral counseling.

At the conclusion of the Institute, participants will receive a certificate in Mindful Leadership in Higher Education.

*As a Section 501(c)(3) organization, NYU cannot – and does not – support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office.


Fall Institute Dates

This year's Fall Institute will take be entirely virtual, and will take place over four days in November. We know Zoom fatigue is real, so all sessions will also be recorded and made available after the Institute.

November 11-12 & 16-17, 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 11:00am - 5:30pm ET
Thursday, November 12, 11:00am - 4:00pm ET
Monday, November 16, 11:00am - 4:00pm ET
Tuesday, Novembre 17, 11am - 4:30pm ET

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Register by November 6 $349
Register by November 10

Financial Info

Financial aid for the Institute is available and will be awarded on a rolling basis. If you are interested please reach out to Chelsea Garbell at cig222@nyu.edu. This program is generously supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.