Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute
Washington, DC 20001
Join us at the NCSS Religious Studies Summer Institute to:
- Increase professional competence related to the disciplinary concepts and tools of religious studies as an academic discipline.
- Increase personal confidence in teaching about religion in constitutionally appropriate ways that engage key stakeholders in your school context.
- Develop working relationships with leading religious studies subject matter experts and curricular resource providers.
- NCSS Members–$239 per person
- Non-Members–$349 per person
- 15 professional development hours
- Wednesday breakfast and lunch
- Thursday breakfast and lunch
- Transportation between program events
Download the 2019 Summer Religious Studies Institute draft Agenda
Register soon! This event is limited to 50 participants.
Note: Travel and hotel are not included in registration.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements. The DC area has many lodging options available to suit your schedule and budget needs – especially if you are planning an extended stay in the area for sightseeing or other activities after the Institute. Some meals (Tuesday dinner and Wednesday dinner) are on your own.
Who Should Participate?
This event is open to all (NCSS Members & Non-Members) with an interest in integrating the study of religion into existing curricula or developing new standalone religious studies courses. It is specifically recommended for NCSS Board of Directors, Affiliated Council Leaders, Special Interest Community Chairs and Committee Chairs. Teams of participants from Associated Groups, Affiliated Councils, Special Interest Communities, and Committees are highly encouraged, subject to space availability.
Arrival and Departure Times
The program will begin at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, July 9 and end at 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 11. Please plan to arrive in Washington, DC by 12:30 PM to take advantage of lunch and networking with other participants.
All lodging will be the responsibility of participants. The DC area has many lodging options available to suit your schedule and budget needs – especially if you are planning an extended stay in the area for sightseeing or other activities after RSI.
Airport to Washington, DC - Transportation Comparison Chart (based on SuperShuttle one-way shared ride)
The following presenters are confirmed:
- Scott Abbott, Office of Teaching and Learning at District of Columbia Public Schools
- Benjamin Barer, Georgetown University
- Gay Byron, Howard University
- Susan Douglass, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University
- Kristen Farrington, Freedom Forum Institute Institute/Religious Freedom Center
- Usra Ghazi, America Indivisible
- Charles Haynes, Freedom Forum Institute/Religious Freedom Center
- B.N. Hebbar, Georgetown University
- Eric Lewis Williams, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Benjamin Marcus, Freedom Forum Institute/Religious Freedom Center
- Lata Nott, Freedom Forum Institute Institute/First Amendment Center
- Melissa Rogers, Brookings Institution
- And more to be added soon!