Opinion piece in The Cap Times by Ulrich Rosenhagen, the Director of the CRGC
Letter to the Editor of the Badger Herald by Sam Ropa, a CRGC Fellow.
Pictures from the vigil for the victims of the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The Weekly Fellows’ Post
Training with the Interfaith Youth Core – Katherine O’Brien
Last June, the incoming fellows for the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry were offered the opportunity to go the Interfaith Leadership Institute (ILI) in Chicago. The ILI is a conference hosted by the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), a non-profit with the goal of “making interfaith cooperation a social norm.” Students, educators, and IFYC staff gathered to learn how to participate in and guide interfaith dialogue and activism.
For the few weeks between agreeing to go and arriving in Chicago, I wondered what an event like this would look like. I had read Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel, the founder of IFYC, as a freshman. I connected with it because Patel discusses the raw anger and frustration he felt during his undergraduate years, as he learned more and more about the injustices and massive disparities in the world. Many of us can relate to this. For me, the more I learn, the more issues I care about… and, often, the more powerless I feel. It is overwhelming and distressing how much I want to do and how little I can do. For this reason, Eboo’s book was inspiring. It tells his story of channeling his anger and passion into a sustainable, community-based solution to a specific issue.
Interfaith Fellows' Blog Posts
Last June, the incoming fellows for the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry were offered the opportunity to go the Interfaith Leadership Institute (ILI) in Chicago. The ILI is a conference hosted by the Interfaith …December 9, 2018
This summer I had the opportunity to take my nursing assistant course clinicals at a hospice center in the suburban area outside of Madison. The whole week was spent allowing me and the seven other …December 3, 2018
My inspiration to become a fellow with the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry came while I was living nearly 8,000 miles away from Madison, WI. While studying abroad in Varanasi, India during the first …November 26, 2018
Exploring my religious identity has been, in a word, peculiar. I grew up Reform Jewish, was Bat Mitzvahed because I really wanted to have a party (having a Bat Mitzvah was the cool thing to …November 19, 2018
Despite media coverage that would have you believe the United States is being “flooded” with Muslims, only about 1% of the American population practices Islam, and while one may (in theory) practice any faith they …November 12, 2018
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The Center in the News
The director of the CRGC, Ulrich Rosenhagen, was interviewed for the online magazine CURB for a story on religion and fear. In the middle of the night, David Giffey woke, grabbing for his rifle next …December 6, 2018
Thank you all for joining us tonight at our second annual Interfaith Potluck! It was a wonderful opportunity to meet others on campus and start building an Interfaith Network together!December 1, 2018
“Theological Responses to Interreligious Dialogue” at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto
CRGC Director Ulrich Rosenhagen together with Rita Sherma, Amir Hussain, Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Alan Brill, and John Pawlikowski after their panel on “Theological Responses to Interreligious Dialogue” at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in …November 8, 2018
I grew up in the middle of Germany in a small town from medieval times called “Felsberg,” which had cobblestone streets and even a castle on a hilltop. There was a bus stop in my …November 5, 2018
Anti-Semitism is an American problem. We were reminded of this sad truth Saturday morning when we awoke to news the Tree of Life Synagogue of Pittsburgh was under attack. By the time their attacker was …November 2, 2018
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