We are a Drake University center for the practice of comparative philosophy of religion, the understanding of local lived religion, and the cultivation of interfaith literacy and leadership. Click titles to view respective content.
RELIGIONS OF DES MOINES INITIATIVES
We host a monthly series of open houses in local places of worship (“Meet My Religious Neighbor”), online guides to area religious communities, student-facilitated digital stories about local practitioners’ faith experiences, and Drake classes about the “religions of Des Moines.
We engage in photo-narrative projects about lived religion with Drake’s International Partners. We are completed a bilingual, photo narrative called Religions of Beijing.
INTERFAITH LITERACY & LEADERSHIP
We cultivate interfaith literacy & leadership with college and high-school students though an interfaith youth camp (in collaboration with DMARC), a Drake University student organization, and classes in interfaith understanding and engagement.
LECTURE & DIALOGUE SERIES
Our lecture & dialogue series in comparative philosophy of religion explores a different religious theme every two years through scholar lectures, practitioner dialogues, and comparative conclusions.