2018 Interfaith Leadership Lab

Join Utah Valley University and a team of regional colleges and universities for the 2018 Interfaith Leadership Lab hosted in partnership with Interfaith Youth Core. 200 students from across the intermountain west will gather to engage issues of religious diversity on their campuses and explore best practices to advance student interfaith leadership.


Sorensen Student Center (SC)
Friday, April 20th - Saturday, April 21st

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Friday, April 20th 
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Arrival and Check-in | Sorensen Center, Ragan Theater Lobby
4:00 - 6:30 p.m. 
Group Service Project | Sorensen Center, 206 A, B & C
The project will create personal story books for children and their families. Volunteers will interview children, record their responses, and take photos.
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Reception | Sorenson Center, 213 A&B

Enjoy good food and good company with students and campus leaders.
Saturday, April 21st 
9:00 - 10:45 a.m. 
Plenary Session | Sorensen Center, Centre Stage
"Finding Your Story: Religious Identity and Interfaith Engagement"
Christian Van Dyke, Interfaith Youth Core Coach
J.M. Conway, Campus Stewardship Manager, Interfaith Youth Core
11:00 - 12:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion | Sorensen Center, Centre Stage 

Interfaith on Campus: Ideas and Best Practices 
12:15 - 1:00 p.m. 
Lunch | Sorensen Center, Centre Stage
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. 
Breakout Session A 
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. 
Breakout Session B 
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. 
Closing Session 
Breakout Sessions 
Co-Exist Cafe: Beyond Judgmentalism | Sorensen Center, Room 206A
Jan Saeed
Director of Spiritual Life, Westminster College 
Conservative Voices in the Interfaith Movement | Sorensen Center, Room 206B
Blair Van Dyke 
Co-Advisor Interfaith Student Council, Utah Valley University
How Do Religions Think About Each Other? | Sorensen Center, Room 206C
Brian Birch
Director, Religious Studies Program, Utah Valley University
First Year Interfaith on Campus | Sorensen Center, Room 213A
Christian VanDyke
Coach, Interfaith Youth Core
Interfaith Community Engagement | Sorensen Center, Room 213B
Andrew Reed
Assistant Professor of Religious Education, Brigham Young University
Talk Better Together | Sorensen Center, Room 206A
Bonnie Glass-Coffin
Professor of Anthropology, Utah State University

presented by Utah Valley University's Interreligious Engagement Initiative. For more information, contact Courtney Burns at courtney.burns@uvu.edu.

  • meet and network with interfaith student leaders

  • engage issues in religious diversity

  • learn key skills for engaging your campus community 

2018 Interfaith Leadership Lab Registration
2018 Interfaith Leadership Lab Travel and Lodging Information


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