Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. FFRF.org

FFRF underwrites 2 UW fellowships

Vol. 38 No. 03 April 2021

FFRF is underwriting two $1,000 fellowships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Religion and Global Citizenry.

This year’s two student fellows from the Interfaith Fellows Program (part of the Center for Religion and Global Citizenry) are Kally Leidig and Ben Sevard.

The Interfaith Fellows Program trains undergraduate students to become more knowledgeable about different religious traditions and more skilled at communicating with people from other religious backgrounds.

“We look for students with an eagerness to learn from and be in relationship with those who are religiously different than them, who demonstrate maturity in their own religiosity, worldview, and/or spirituality, and who show capacity to be interfaith leaders on campus and in life after graduation,” writes David Schulz, who works closely with the center’s director, Ulrich Rosenhagen.

For the 2020-21 school year, the center has 25 fellows from a variety of backgrounds.

“We aim to have several religious (and no religious) traditions represented, as well as a diverse representation within traditions,” writes Schulz. “This year we have Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, a Hindu, and a couple of nonreligious fellows.”