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For Community & Nonprofit Leaders

At ICJS, community & nonprofit leaders who are working for social justice can seek to understand how the religious diversity of our communities is an asset that can anchor Baltimore’s health and growth. 

Justice Leaders Fellowship 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.

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. Fellows work with each other and ICJS scholars to investigate justice issues.

The program is directed by Fatimah Fanusie, Ph.D., Program Director for Justice Leaders.

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Justice Leader Fellows, 2023–2024


  • 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


  • 10 monthly meetings (Oct. 2023 to June 2024)
  • 1 reflection essay or video (published at
  • Small group project

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Learn more about the ICJS Justice Leaders Fellowship

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

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Funding Partners


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