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Work on religion and civic engagement in Los Angeles funded by NEH

Carol Bakhos

Carol Bakhos

The National Endowment for the Humanities has recently announced funding of the project “Religious Landscapes of Los Angeles: Teaching and Exploring Religious Diversity Through Civic Engagement,” led by professor Carol Bakhos, principal investigator and Center for the Study of Religion.

Bakhos’ interests include scriptural interpretation, ancient Judaism, and comparative religions. She has served as chair of the study of religion program and director of the Center for the Study of Religion at UCLA since 2012.

The summer two-week institute will seek to provide the tools K-12 educators need to teach about religious diversity in a manner that draws attention not only to differences that distinguish religious traditions from one another, but also commonalities that foster a deeper appreciation for shared ethical norms and values. Exploring varieties of religious traditions with an eye toward the lived experience will be a catalyst for encouraging civic engagement and bridge building within local and global communities.

For more information on this project, please look here.

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