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LAMP Initiative

The Leadership and Multifaith Program (LAMP) is a collaborative endeavor of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. It centers upon the complexities of life, work, and leadership in a world where many faith traditions converge dynamically in geopolitical space, whether these encounters are local, regional, or global. The Candler School of Theology brings to this initiative expertise in Christian encounters with diverse religious traditions. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts brings expertise in robust cross-disciplinary and cross-arena engagement. Both institutions hold longstanding commitments to excellence in research, education, and community service with the shared goal of interrogating critical elements related to the intersections of faith, leadership, and civic engagement.

The LAMP initiative launched in spring 2015 with its first public symposium on “Compassion and Leadership in a Multifaith World.” Members of both campuses and the wider Atlanta community joined LAMP on March 1, 2016, for a second multifaith symposium on "Food, Farming, and Faith."

Mark your calendars for our 2016-2017 events: 

  • In Our Son's Name: A documentary about reconciliation in the aftermath of 9/11. Film screening and dinner discussion with award-winning filmmaker Gayla Jamison. This event will be held at Candler School of Theology on September 8 from 6:00-9:00 P.M. Register here.
  • "Scaffolds for the Sacred: Interrogating the Role of Architecture in Generating Spiritual Experiences." This seminar and lunch discussion will be held at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center from 12:00-3:00 P.M. on September 15, 2016. Register here.
  • "Refugee Resettlement and the Local/Global Politics of Culture, Community, Inclusion, and Leadership." 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., November 2 at Emory University. Click here for more information and to register.
  • Annual Multifaith Symposium: Community and Faith-Based Responses to Migration & Refugee Resettlement. February 6, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 


Second Annual Symposium - March 1, 2016

Food, Farming, and Faith

2016 Symposium Details

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Inaugural Symposium - Feb 18, 2015

Compassion and Leadership in a Multifaith World

2015 Symposium Details