Workshops & Training

Global Citizenship Conference: Spring

This full-day conference for high school students is designed to give the future leaders of our world the tools to respond to intolerance, improve religious literacy, and know the etiquette required to work in a pluralistic world.

Global Citizenship Immersion for High School Students: Summer

High school students are invited to a week-long workshop during the summer to explore world religions and interfaith dialogue.

Social Studies Teacher Program

Teaching World Religions and Cultures in Our Schools is a five-day immersion and seminar series for social studies and global studies teachers.

Train the Trainers

Train the Trainers: Understanding World Religions and Interfaith Relations is a week-long, non-credit certificate course offered each summer for professionals, business people, religious leaders, social workers, and all those who interact with others.


We conduct workshops for adult professionals and youth to learn to interact and work more effectively in the increasingly pluralistic American religious landscape. Workshops are listed below:


Getting Down to Business in a Religiously Diverse World

Religions are inseparable from the cultural milieu(s) in which they are embedded. In an increasingly globalized world and economy, it is critical for business persons to gain a basic familiarity with the ethics, ritual, worship, and dietary practices of those with whom they do business. The goal of this one-day workshop is to assist members of the business community with gaining and applying such a working knowledge to enhance their professional relationships. Workshops are tailored to a particular religious-cultural region as needed.

Healing the Whole Person—Religious Perspectives on Health Care

Numerous religious-cultural systems have long recognized the essential connection of psycho-spiritual to bodily health. This one-day workshop is geared toward health care professionals to broaden understanding of their patient/clients’ religious and spiritual influences to become more effective in providing critical and often life-saving care. Special topics include different religious traditions’ ideas concerning pain, suffering, the life cycle, healing rituals, moral worldview(s), and prayer.

Interfaith Family Retreats

Three-day weekend retreats for families with religiously diverse backgrounds are facilitated by experts in family life, the academic study of religion, and child psychology. Family members enhance their ability to appreciate and navigate the unique challenges of incorporating multiple faith traditions and cultural heritages.

Global Citizenship Immersion

This five-day summer workshop is for teenagers. Recognizing the increasing religious diversity that characterizes American society, the primary goal of the workshop is to prepare these young people to live in and become leaders in a religiously pluralistic world.

Religions and Prisons

This one-day workshop is for chaplains, administrators, and staff who serve the correctional facilities in New York state. The increasing diversity of the U.S. population is, of course, reflected among those who are incarcerated. The workshop educates prison officials about the basic history, belief patterns, ritual observances, and religious needs of the current prison population. Attending to such needs has been demonstrated to have positive effects upon the inmate population both during their incarceration and in their re-integration into mainstream society.

global citizenship conference

Hundreds of high school students, 100 teachers, and 50 presenters participate in the annual student-led global citizenship conference.

Book Discussions

We sponsor gatherings to discuss a significant book or article dealing with world religions. For more, please email us:

Have Questions?

For further information on these programs, please contact us at or 585-389-2963.