The minor in Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership is built around a commitment to social justice, the practice of relational change, and an ethic of religious literacy. Religious literacy is an understanding of the historic and contemporary interconnections of religion with cultural, political, and social life and the ability to use this knowledge to promote allyship and engage in dialogue on issues of religious or spiritual concern. Offered jointly between the NYU Wagner School of Public Service and the NYU Silver School of Social Work, this interdisciplinary program molds scholar-practitioners. Students develop competencies to navigate the religious, spiritual, and secular dimensions of various fields, preparing students for careers in community development, healthcare, education, social work, policymaking, journalism, law, human rights, religious leadership, and more.

In addition to innovative classroom experiences, The Of Many Institute provides co-curricular programing for students interested in expanding their coursework into practice.

For questions about the minor, please contact Chelsea Garbell, Associate Director of Global Spiritual Life.

Advisement Statement

Students who wish to enroll in the minor in Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership should make an appointment with Dr. Dina Rosenfeld, Silver School of Social Work, to develop an academic plan. She can be reached at (212) 998-5944 or by email at

To the extent permitted by their home school, students may double-count courses taken for this minor to satisfy core curriculum, majors, and additional minors.