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Religious Worlds of New York

Partner(s): Henry Goldschmidt - Interfaith Center of New York

Religious Worlds of New York is a collaboration between CCNMTL, the Interfaith Center of New York, and Union Theological Seminary. The project is centered on a three-week summer institute for K-12 instructors exploring new ways to teach students about religious institutions that are part of the fabric of American life. A series of field explorations will immerse institute participants in studying "lived religion" -- social realities as well as doctrinal values that shape religious lives within a diverse urban landscape. CCNMTL participation includes research support and technical instruction for institute participants.

Partnering with Dr. Henry Goldschmidt, the summer institute director, CCNMTL has designed a collaborative online workspace for the institute's capstone documentation activity. The workspace is patterned on Sacred Gotham, a location-based exploration of religious activity that CCNMTL has run since 2006 with Columbia University Department of Religion professor Courtney Bender. Religious Worlds of New York institute participants will have access to resources and templates after the institute to support their ability to set up "lived religion" workspaces and activities in their own K-12 classes.

The Religious Worlds of New York project is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access: Public
Status: Active

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