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Justice Leaders Fellowship

Where religious diversity becomes a civic asset

Community Leaders Cohort Encounters Difference

The ICJS Justice Leaders Fellowship is a 10-month intensive program for local community, nonprofit, and civic leaders to study and dialogue together. The fellowship draws on the rich resources of diverse religious traditions to inform and inspire a more just Baltimore and to discover how religious pluralism is key to a democratic society.

Fellows come from diverse religious backgrounds and demonstrate success and leadership in a wide variety of fields, including advocacy, arts, public and mental health, nonprofit leadership, government, and entrepreneurship. The Fellowship meets once a month from September through June.

Justice Leader Fellows are committed to increasing interreligious understanding and cooperation to consider contemporary issues of justice through the lenses of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish teachings and traditions. For the 2022-2023 cohort, Fellows will work with each other and ICJS scholars to investigate economic justice.

The program begins Sept. 19th and is directed by Fatimah Fanusie, Ph.D., Program Director, Justice Leaders.

Justice Leader Fellows, 2021

Benefits

  • Exploration of how interreligious tools can be applied to your own justice work
  • Relationship-building among cohort of community leaders
  • Access to a rich network of Justice Leaders alumni
  • Increased interreligious literacy
  • Stipend

Commitments

  • 10 monthly meetings (Sept. 2022 to June 2023)
  • 1 reflection essay or video (published at icjs.org)
  • Small group project

Justice Leader Fellowship Rosters

Coming Together as a Community of Believers

“If we could somehow invigorate a whole community of believers in this city to understand that the destiny of Baltimore is waiting for us all to come together…we could make some great changes in this city.

—Leon F. Pinkett III, ICJS 2021 Justice Leader Fellow

Watch Video Testimonial

Funding Partners

At Morgan State University

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Additional funding from the David and Barbara B. Hirschorn Foundation.