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.

Upcoming Events:

  • November 1, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM & 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Interfaith Leadership for the 21st Century: Two Events with Imam Abdullah Antepli. Candler School of Theology at Emory University and the Wilbur and Hilda Glenn Family Foundation will host two events on November 1, 2017, to explore the challenges and opportunities for interfaith initiatives in Atlanta and across the United States. Students, young professionals, clergy, and members of the Atlanta community are invited to a lunchtime lecture and an evening dinner workshop with Imam Abdullah Antepli, Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University.  Both events will be held at Candler School of Theology (1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322) and are free and open to the public, with registration required. Kosher and halal meal options will be available. Register online by noon on October 25 at http://tinyurl.com/Antepli-Events.

  • Short Term Study Abroad in India, December 27, 2017-January 7, 2018. Interested Georgia Tech students must fill out the study abroad application and register for the 1-credit Spring 2018 course IAC 2801, "Global Religions & International Engagement: India." To apply, visit the Office of International Education website by the October 27 deadline. For more information contact the instructor, Dr. Deanna Womack, at deanna.womack [at] gatech.edu

  • Save the date! The fourth annual LAMP symposium will take place on February 17, 2018, from 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM at Emory's Candler School of Theology. The symposium theme is "Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Future of Life," and this full-day event will include a keynote address on the intersections between science and religion and panel sessions on 1) Life of the Mind-Body-Spirit, 2) Life Here on Earth, and 3) Life in the Cosmos. All LAMP events are free and open to the public. Contact lamp [at] iac.gatech.edu (subject: LAMP%20Symposium%20Registration, body: Please%20alert%20me%20when%20registration%20opens%20for%20the%20February%2017%2C%202018%2C%20LAMP%20symposium%20%22Religious%20and%20Scientific%20Perspectives%20on%20the%20Future%20of%20Life.%22) to be alerted when registration begins in November.

LAMP Calendar


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

2017 Symposium Details

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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

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