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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:

  • Nicholas Rademacher, PhD, Associate Professor, Religious Studies
  • Lisa Ratmansky, Director, Center for Inquiry, Teaching, and Scholarship 
  • Ray Ward, PhD, Associate Director, Wolfington Center

Student Fellows:

  • Victoria Vernon, Student Fellow, REL111
  • Nia Alvarez-Map, Student Fellow, ECG 100 and COL 101

Fall 2017 Courses:

  • COL 101 - College Success Seminar
  • REL111 - Faith and Justice

Spring 2018 courses:

  • POL270 (Political Science) - Art and Politics of Food
  • ECG100 - Engagements with the Common Good

For more information, contact Richie Gebauer at 610.902.8592 or gebauer@cabrini.edu.

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