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

You may request a personalized training if sessions are full, if you're looking to host a Faith Zone training along with another event or program, or if you want us to train a larger group. Three- to four-week advance notice is preferred. Click here to begin the special request form.

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 Spring 2019 semester include the following. Registration is required — please click on a date below to reserve your seat:

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.

Faith Zone II

Stay tuned for more information on a follow-up to our award-winning Faith Zone training.

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
from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM in GCASL room 461