Interfaith Leadership Fellowship

Applications are open.

Winter 2020 Dates

  • Thursday Evenings, 7-9 PM
  • Fellowship MLK Day Retreat, January 20th

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The Interfaith Leadership Fellowship (ILF) is a 10-week learning fellowship is meant to bring together students across all of faith communities in order to bring more spirituality to Drexel. 

We learn inward and act outward—coming together to learn and eat together once a week, and spreading out to engage with Drexel students about what spirituality means for them. At the end of the 10 weeks, ILF fellows will be ready to go out and create meaningful large-scale spirituality events on campus. 

All emerging leaders are welcome to join—of any religious affiliation, of no religion affiliation, and everything in between! Fellows receive a stipend for their participation, which they can use to create further interfaith programming happen on campus.

Learn more about the Fellowship below.

The Fellowship

The Interfaith Leadership Fellowship operates in three ways: 

  • Inward: Fellows meet weekly for a shared meal and group learning facilitated by ILF staff and a weekly guest speaker. Guest speakers are local leaders from across Philadelphia who come to campus to speak to Fellows about their faith identities and their work in the public sphere.
  • Outward: Outside of weekly meetings, Fellows engage students from across campus for 1-on-1 discussions about their views on “the state of spirituality at Drexel”.
  • Onward: At the end of the Fellowship, the Fellows will bring together their learning and their engagement work to create a large-scale public event to promote spirituality and meaning-seeking on campus.

Who are the Fellows?

ILF fellows are students who are interested in venturing beyond their communities, reaching out to new people, and finding new opportunities to bring new energy to spiritual life on Drexel’s campus.

We are seeking students of all backgrounds—all students who have a dynamic relationship with faith and spirituality in their lives are welcome. We define faith and spirituality in the widest way possible—whether your practices fall into a specific religion, a set denomination, a way of living, or all, or none of the above.  

We are interested in Fellows who commit to questions as much as answers, listening as much as talking, and promoting the work of others as much as taking the lead. 

Scheduling

The first Drexel ILF cohort will meet for 10 weeks during the Winter Term 2020. 

Sessions will run on Thursday nights from 7-9 PM.

There will be a retreat on Monday, January 20th. 

Dinner is provided!

Want to learn more?

E-mail ILF’s lead educator, Zack Wiener at zwiener@drexelhillel.org and follow Zack on Instagram at @rabbi_on_coop .