Joshua Stanton, N ’13, Receives Interfaith Award

Monday, November 30, 2009

Joshua Stanton recently received the Bridge Builders Leadership Award from the Interfaith Youth Core at their 6th Conference on Interfaith Youth Work (www.ifyc.org/conference). The award recognizes his significant contribution to the field of interfaith work and study, in this case for his efforts to found the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue (www.irdialogue.org). The Journal now has thousands of readers from around the world and is broaching challenging topics in an academically rigorous manner, ensuring that academia and social leadership inform each other and contribute in unison to this rapidly expanding field.  


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