Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies & Dialogue

Workshops & Training

Global Citizenship Conference

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.

The Next Generation

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.

Book Discussions

We sponsor a quarterly gathering to discuss a significant book or article dealing with world religions. An initial review of the reading material and tentative questions are posted on the event prior to gathering. Readers are asked to critique and suggest additional questions for the discussion. Those who participate in our common list serve can continue the discussion after the gathering. For more, please email us: interfaith@naz.edu

Recent book discussions included:

  • Sacred Texts and Human Contexts A North American Response to a Common Word between Us and You by Nathan R. Kollar and Muhammad Shafiq
  • Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, and Complexities by Reza Aslan and Aaron J. Hahn Tapper
  • Reclaiming Beauty for the Good of the World: Muslim & Christian Creativity as Moral Power by Dr. George Dardess and Dr. Peggy Rosenthal


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
Healing the Whole Person—Religious Perspectives on Health Care
Interfaith Family Retreats
The Next Generation Youth Interfaith Encounter
Religions and Prisons
global citizenship conference

More than 430 high school students, 100 teachers, and 50 presenters participated in the second annual student-led global citizenship conference.

Have Questions?

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