Leadership and Multifaith Program

The Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP) is a collaborative endeavor of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. It centers upon the complexities of life, work, and leadership in a world where many faith traditions converge dynamically in geopolitical space, whether these encounters are local, regional, or global. Candler School of Theology brings to this initiative expertise in Christian encounters with multifaith religious traditions. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts brings expertise in robust cross-disciplinary and cross-arena engagement. Both institutions hold longstanding commitments to excellence in research, education, and community service with the shared goal of interrogating critical elements related to the intersections of faith, leadership, and civic engagement.

The LAMP initiative launched in spring 2015 with its first public symposium on “Compassion and Leadership in a Multifaith World.” The second multifaith symposium, which will be held on March 1, 2016, will address religious and scientific perspectives on “Food, Farming, and Faith.” In the 2015-2016 academic year, LAMP introduced new course offerings in interreligious literacy and multifaith relations for Georgia Tech and Emory students.

LAMP is made possible through the generous support of Bruce McEver, the McEver Foundation, the Foundation for Religious Literacy, and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

For more information visit http://lamp.iac.gatech.edu/ or contact the director, Deanna Ferree Womack, at deanna.f.womack@emory.edu.