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John Butler Interfaith Fellows

John Butler Interfaith Fellows

The RSL John Butler Interfaith Fellows assist in coordinating and facilitating various interfaith campus offerings. This initiative seeks to enhance campus cooperation and leadership to promote deeper understanding, respect, and celebration of diverse spiritual identities. This position assists with planning and implementing opportunities for increasing religious literacy and engaging in interfaith dialogue.  Fellows will work approximately 2-5 hours per week.

In general, RSL Interfaith Fellows must demonstrate:

  • Ability and desire to collaborate and work on a team
  • Basic understanding of diverse faith backgrounds and the broader issues of religious intolerance and social injustice
  • Openness to and curiosity about diverse spiritual practices and traditions
  • Willingness to learn about and work with sensitivity to spiritual and religious diversity
  • Strong relational and group facilitation skills required, as well as an ability to engage students with diverse spiritual identities in various forms of prayer, reflection, small/large group dialogue and interfaith educational opportunities
  • Ability to dialogue with persons with diverse spiritual identities, beliefs and religious perspectives, and openness to working with them to create diverse campus offerings
  • Respect for supervision, peers, the office, and campus partnerships

In addition, RSL Fellows must meet the following criteria:

  • Be rising sophomores, juniors, or seniors;
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75;
  • Complete the application and interview process by the stated deadlines;
  • Be in good conduct standing with the university;

General Expectations

If you are selected and choose to accept the Interfaith Fellow position, you must agree to:

  • Plan, organize and facilitate programming around diverse spiritual practices
  • Assist in developing and implementing interfaith planning, interfaith & ecumenical prayer services, outreach and educational events such as panel discussions, community dialogues (Know your Neighbor Night, and guest lectures
  • Lead efforts to educate the campus on religious literacy and pluralism
  • Creatively recruit student participation and implement diverse outreach methods for communicating with and engaging the campus in interfaith initiatives
  • Communicate with various departments, student organizations, and club to offer interfaith education and promote participation in campus programs and events
  • Participate in interfaith skills development through reading a text each semester and discussing with cohort
  • Attend training as requested (expenses covered by TCU)
    • Ideally, Fellows will attend the Interfaith Youth Core Leadership Institute in Chicago, IL, August 2020
  • Maintain or improve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 throughout the fellowship
  • Abide by all of the policies and regulations of  TCU’s Code of Student Conduct, as well as those of federal and local jurisdictions
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, please complete the application below by December 18th, 2019.  Contact Britt Luby, Associate Chaplain, with any questions.

John Butler Interfaith Fellow Application
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