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Religion Professor is Project Director for $20,000 Grant

Jun 19, 2008
Dr. Forrest J. Clingerman, assistant professor of religion at Ohio Northern University, is the project director for a $20,000 grant from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology.

The grant supports "Pedagogies for Civic Engagement: Developing Strategies Within and Beyond the Religious Studies Classroom." It also funds two meetings of scholars of religious and theological studies to explore a range of strategies for civic engagement. The meetings will be held in Chicago in November 2008 and Montreal in November 2009.

"I'm excited about working with colleagues across the country," said Clingerman. "Religion has a great influence on the events of our world, and so it makes a great deal of sense for scholars of religion to examine how the study of religion can foster students' civic engagement."

Representatives from Adrian College, Agnes Scott University, Augsburg College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Ball State University, Buena Vista University, Harvard University, Notre Dame University, Pfeiffer University, Pomona College, Saint Michael's College, Stonehill College, Texas Christian University, University of Georgia, University of Pittsburgh, University of Redlands and Westmont College will also attend the meetings.

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