Worldviews: An American Religious and Cultural Diversity Seminar

The Worldviews Seminar is conducted each year over six consecutive days during the third week of June on the campus of the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Dearborn, Michigan.  The Seminar is led by university scholars and theologians and informed by the Pluralism Project’s extensive research on religious diversity in Metropolitan Detroit.  Emphasis is placed on what people believe and do — and how that gives meaning to their lives and world.

The uniqueness of the Worldviews Seminar is its combination of classroom instruction and visits to religious centers.  During each Seminar, approximately 15 world religions and cultural traditions are covered in the discussions. Seminar participants then visit worship sites during the week where they are hosted by local religious leaders and practitioners.

For more information, contact Prof. Ivy Forsythe-Brown.


General Seminar Information

Seminar participants include graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, seminary students, religious and community leaders, and the general public. This unique combination of participants provides an engaging format for class discussions.