The Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Engagement (CEIE) is guided by the Ignatian commitment to religious literacy (General Congregation 34), in the joy of “envisaging and engendering a heart open to the whole world,” as Pope Francis writes in his 2020 Encyclical Fratelli Tutti.
Religious literacy is never one form of knowing. The long history of the Ignatian educational heritage teaches us that knowledge involves a host of literacies, including cultural literacies and attentiveness to the uniqueness of value formation in pluralistic society. CEIE is poised to draw on this rich heritage for crafting a first, unique offering later this academic year.
CEIE is partnering with the Parliament of the World’s Religions, the oldest established interreligious organization of its kind in the world, alongside faculty in the field with more than 150 years of combined wisdom, in the creation of this non-credit course on Religious Literacy. The course will be offered in the calendar year ahead. Check back regularly for information on start-date and rates.
As in the past, so also in our day, with the wisdom and humanity of our religious traditions, we want to be a stimulus for a renewed educational activity that can advance universal fraternity in our world.Pope Francis at the 2021 Global Compact on Education