Our director is Tim Knepper, Professor of Philosophy at Drake University; Leah Kalmanson, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Erin Lain, Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion, are our co-directors.
Our “Meet My Religious Neighbor” open-house series is a collaboration with the Des Moines Area Religious Council, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, and CultureALL.
Our Interfaith Youth Leadership Camp is a collaboration with the Des Moines Area Religious Council, especially Sarah Trone Garriott and Luke Elzinga.
Our Advisory Board is currently served by Dr. Richard Deming, Matthew Mitchell, Arthur Neis, Lyle Simpson, David Skidmore, and Mary Pat Wohlford.
The students in Prof. Knepper’s “Interfaith @ Drake” and “Religions of Des Moines” classes are our “hands and feet,” assisting with everything from communications and publicity, to social media and website, to strategic planning and grant-writing, to programming and evaluation.
The Comparison Project is generously supported by the following donors:
- Drake University Humanities Center
- Humanities Iowa
- The Medbury Fund
- Drake University Principal Financial Group Center for Global Citizenship
- Des Moines Area Religious Council
- Cultivating Compassion: The Dr. Richard Deming Foundation
- Slay Fund for Social Justice
- Iles Funeral Homes (our special partner for our series on death and dying)
We are always looking for help! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
There is so much more that we can do! What prevents this most is money. If you want to support our programming, please do so here: https://alumni.drake.edu/comparisonprojectsupport