hero-angle-alpha hero-angle-beta icon-rss-square icon-instagram icon-rss icon-facebook icon-facebook-square icon-facebook-official icon-twitter icon-twitter-square icon-google-plus icon-google-plus-square icon-linkedin icon-linkedin-square icon-pinterest icon-pinterest-square icon-youtube icon-youtube-square icon-youtube-play icon-search icon-gift icon-graduation-cap icon-home icon-bank icon-envelope icon-envelope-square Cabrini Logo Cabrini Logo icon-chevron-right icon-chevron-left category academics category athletics category just for fun category service and mission category living on campus category profiles category advice category activities and events Cabrini University logo with crest
Return Home

Common Grounds Learning Community

How does studying what we eat and how we eat to help us learn about our own and other’s faith traditions?

Would you like to understand more about your own and other faiths by learning about how our lives are shaped by our beliefs?

Would you like to:

  • Explore some of Philadelphia’s many communities to experience traditions of many of the world’s religions
  • Learn about the ways different faith traditions use food to express their beliefs
  • Develop interfaith leadership skills that are in demand in many fields, including business, education, government and social services

This Interfaith Learning Community gathers first-year students to meet with people of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds to advance the common good—to discover “common grounds” on which to build community.

In joining this learning community, you will learn more about the religious factors shaping our society and the global community today, and will be supported in exploring your own faith commitments.

No previous knowledge or experience with a faith tradition is required—just an openness to learning from and with your peers, your faculty and others of good faith who wish to break bread together.

Faculty Team:

  • Ray Ward, PhD, Director, Wolfington Center
  • Laura Chisholm, EdD, Executive Director, Grants and Foundation Relations

Student Fellow:

  • Skylar Dickson, Student Fellow, COL101 

Fall Semester Courses:

  • COL 101 - Cabrini Success Seminar
  • RELS110 - Search for Meaning

Spring Semester courses:

  • ECG100 - Engagements with the Common Good