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The “Interfaith” Blind Spot

The “Interfaith” Blind Spot

By Julie Ingersoll, Religion Dispatches
It’s “Interfaith Week” on my campus. And every year the leaders seek my participation in the form of my own involvement and/or academic credit for religious studies students who participate. Our “campus ministries” office exists to nurture the religious lives of students and, as I see it, the role of the academic study of religion is to study religion rather than to encourage (or discourage) participation in it.