In the final lesson, students are encouraged to put their interfaith leadership into action, using the case study method. Students are also offered five specific ways to measure the impact of interfaith cooperation in the world today, through identifying some of the civic goods associated with increasing religious pluralism.
This lesson includes:
- Module 8.1: Why Does Interfaith Leadership Matter?
- Module 8.2: Putting Interfaith Leadership into Practice
- Module 8.3: The Civic Goods of Pluralism
- Module 8.4: The Time for Interfaith Leaders
Module 8.1: Why Does Interfaith Leadership Matter?
Being the first module in the final lesson of the course, this module will focus on drawing connections between the knowledge and skills covered in the course thus far, and explicitly explore the relationship between pluralism and interfaith leadership.
Module 8.2: Putting Interfaith Leadership into Practice
Using the case study method, students will be asked to put some of the skills and knowledge covered in this course into practice, placing themselves in various roles and exploring how interfaith leadership could help them navigate tensions and disagreement in a campus context. Students will be challenged to apply the learnings from this course to real life situations.
Module 8.3: The Civic Goods of Pluralism
Looking at the long-term impact of interfaith leadership, this lesson delves deeply into five measureable outcomes of increased pluralism on society. We name and discuss these five civic goods, discuss why having measurable outcomes is integral to effective leadership, and encourage students to identify other possible civic outcomes as a result of growing pluralism in their communities.
Module 8.4: The Time for Interfaith Leaders
In this final module, Eboo Patel offers real world examples of the need and impact of interfaith leadership in professional settings, bringing together the big ideas of this course in an inspirational send-off for students.