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Description

Civic Education for a Common Good. Join a diverse professional network to promote the public understanding of religion through academic clubs, courses, and events.

Come for the Classes. Stay for the Community.

Our award-winning faculty use evidence-based research and peer-reviewed publications to engage learners, empower educators, and train leaders.

Our clubs ignite the community in compelling discussion forums, real-time messaging, and live events about how religion intersects with the arts, business, education, history, human rights, law, politics, race, and science.

Our interactive courses use the WISE method to captivate the imaginations of learners of all ages.

W – Watch compelling videos.
I – Interact with retention games.
S – Study with leading experts.
E – Engage with the community.

FOR LEARNERS

Learners who complete a collection of courses earn a professional certificate that can be synced with and featured on your LinkedIn profile. In addition, learners use the Job Board to search for employment and the Headlines feeds to stay informed.

FOR EDUCATORS

Rather than assign a textbook, high school educators and college professors assign the micro-courses to supplement their syllabi. As a result, their students gain access to multimedia resources and a dynamic social learning community.

FOR LEADERS

Professionals use the clubs and courses to sharpen their skills and broaden their social networks. Business leaders engage in training about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Journalists connect with scholars of religion to accurately report on religion. Campus leaders, school principals, and school board members learn about the legal and educational frameworks that inform academic communities.

CIVIC EDUCATION FOR A COMMON GOOD

We apply the U.S. Department of Education’s Consensus Statements about Constitutional Approaches for Teaching about Religion:

▸ Our approach to religion is academic, not devotional;
▸ We strive for student awareness of religions, but do not press for student acceptance of any religion;
▸ We sponsor the study about religion, not the practice of religion;
▸ We expose students to a diversity of religious views, but may not impose any particular view;
▸ We educate about all religions, we do not promote or denigrate any religion;
▸ We inform students about religious beliefs and practices, it does not seek to conform students to any particular belief or practice.

SPONSORS

In partnership with The Foundation for Religious Literacy, ReligionAndPublicLife.org is a project of 1791 Delegates, a delegation of First Amendment and human rights educators named after the year the Bill of Rights was ratified.

Our sponsors include the philanthropic network of The Foundation for Religious Literacy and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. America Indivisible’s curriculum on Civic Inclusion was sponsored by the Faith in/and Democracy Fund, a project of Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE). Interfaith Youth Core’s video series on interfaith leadership was made possible thanks to generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation.

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

Let's get this party started! In addition, we made a string of improvements to push notifications, pagination in the Club directory, club discussion counts, navigation headers, course action buttons in the footer, and image previews for documents and media. You can now upload videos using the app and access video controls. For our techie friends, we also made the platform compatible with Apache 2.4 OpenLight Speed and the PHP 8.0 "getimagesize" function. Don't hesitate to suggest additional improvements at support@religionandpubliclife.org. Happy Apping!

Ratings and Reviews

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App Privacy

The developer, 1791 Delegates, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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