CDI Immersion is a spring break program exploring interfaith approaches to healing and social justice.
A select, diverse cohort of students will engage with faith-based leaders, activists, and communities that responded to Ferguson and the killing of Michael Brown, the Stockley verdict, and the vandalism of a local Jewish cemetery.
Undergraduate and graduate/professional students of various spiritual and religious backgrounds will contribute to a service project during the immersion week that will be identified upon consultation with the local faith leaders. The students will also be responsible for co-creating a multimedia project responding to the questions of how communities can work together to heal divides through interfaith engagement.
Participants created a multimedia project which captures the 2018 immersion:
For additional information contact Bianca Jyotishi.
** This project was funded through partnership and generosity with the Interfaith Youth Corp and the Gephardt Institute Civic Engagement Fund.
2020 program dates: March TBD
Student eligibility: Undergraduate, graduate and professional students
Program cost: FREE!
Application deadline: January TBD
Do I have to identify with a religion to participate?
Not at all. People of all faith and religious backgrounds along with those who do not identify are encouraged to apply.
What are the anticipated expectations for participants on and after the trip?
Students are expected to live and prepare meals together for the duration of the program. After the trip, they will be creating a multimedia project to share their experience.
What are the pre-trip commitments?
Students are expected to attend a retreat to be held in February and attend pre-trip cohort meetings, dates for which will be determined by the cohort.