Alan Jacobs

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Colleges are in a good position to teach the interfaith literacy and leadership skills in a civic approach to religion. After all, they draw together students from diverse religious identities in an environment that seeks to affirm group identity, build a diverse community, expand knowledge, and deepen skills. In other words, campuses are mini-versions of religiously diverse democracies. As such, they can play a special role in helping the religiously diverse democracy in which we live be a place where diverse faith groups engage one another in a spirit of respect and commitment to the common good.

Eboo Patel. Sounds like a good idea! Now all the colleges need to do is hire a significant number of faculty who know anything at all about religion.