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Lakeland College Professor of Religion Karl Kuhn has been selected from a competitive, national pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar is offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Kuhn will join 25 other faculty members in the five-day Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar from July 31-Aug. 4 at DePaul University in Chicago.

The program aims to broaden faculty members' knowledge and strengthen their teaching of interfaith understanding, with the development of new courses and resources. Kuhn said he is hoping to gain insights that will not only lead to new curriculum development, but also inform ways in which the religion program at Lakeland can provide resources to area public school educators.

The seminar will be led by two leading scholars: Eboo Patel, founder and president of IFYC, a Chicago-based organization building the interfaith movement on college campuses; and Laurie Patton, president of Middlebury College and former dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion at Duke University.

"Strengthening the teaching of interfaith understanding at colleges and universities is a high priority at a time when college enrollment—and American society—is becoming more diverse," said CIC President Richard Ekman. "Strengthening participation in American life with greater understanding of the distinctive contributions of different faiths is a key to America's future success as a democracy."

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