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. LAMP supports curricular programming at Emory and Georgia Tech and hosts multifaith public events throughout the year.

In fall 2019, members of the Emory and Georgia Tech campuses and the wider Atlanta community joined together on September 26 for a seminar on "Law, Justice, and Religious Identity in America" with Judge Halim Dhanidina, the first Muslim appellate level judge in the US. Candler School of Theology and the Ismaili Council of the Southeastern US collaborated to host Dhanidina for a lunch and learn on "Dissent in Democracy" on September 27. On October 10-12, Candler will also host a Christian-Muslim Studies Network conference, co-sponsored with the University of Edinburgh, on "The Limits of Justice: Ethics, Law, and Theology in Christian-Muslim Relations." 


Fourth Annual Symposium - February 17, 2018
Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Future of Life


2018 Symposium Details

Third Annual Symposium - February 6, 2017
Asylum, Refuge, and Relocation


2017 Symposium Details Photo Gallery

Second Annual Symposium - March 1, 2016
Food, Farming, and Faith


2016 Symposium Details Photo Gallery

Inaugural Symposium - Feb 18, 2015
Compassion and Leadership in a Multifaith World


2015 Symposium Details