The minor in Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership is a joint program co-sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work and the Wagner School of Public Service. The minor provides students of all faith backgrounds — including those who are unaffiliated with a particular faith tradition — the opportunity to take a collection of courses in the field of Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership.

Classes include Multifaith Leadership in the 21st Century, taught by Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna; Radical Insight: Global Social Justice and Nonviolent Peacemaking, taught by Anthony Nicotera; Answering the Call: Spirituality, Social Change, and Service Learning, taught by Melissa Carter; and What Really Matters? Leadership with No Regrets, taught by Imam Khalid Latif and Yael Shy.

A Faculty Steering Committee for the Minor in Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership includes:

  • Professor David Engel, Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU
  • Professor Philip Kennedy, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • Professor Linda G. Mills, NYU Silver School of Social Work
  • Professor Sonia Ospina, NYU Wagner School of Public Service
  • Professor Justin Stearns, NYU Abu Dhabi

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

Advisement Statement

Students who wish to 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 register for the minor’s required courses, students should contact The Of Many Institute located at 238 Thompson Street, Suite 491, or call (212) 998-4959 for access codes.

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.