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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."

Upcoming events: 

  • "Documenting the Refugee Experience: Crisis and Community" - screening and discussion of short documentaries on the Syrian refugee crisis." 6:00-8:00 P.M., November 1, at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. Register by Oct. 25.
  • "Refugee Resettlement and the Local/Global Politics of Culture, Community, Inclusion, and Leadership." 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M., November 2 at Clarkston Community Center (9:00-11:30) and Emory University (12:00-4:00). Click here for more information. Register by October 25.
  • Spring Multifaith Symposium on Migration & Refugee Resettlement. February 6, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. This event will include a film screening of After Springa documentary on the Syrian crisis executive produced by Jon Stewart.

Events Calendar


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