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.

Join LAMP on September 26, 2019, from 12:30 to 5:00 PM, for a seminar on Law, Justice, and Religious Identity in America. This event is free and open to the public and will feature a keynote address by Judge Halim Dhanidina, entitled "Keeping the faith: What secular law has taught me about religion." Dhanidina is an associate justice for the Second District of the California Court of Appeal, the first South Asian American to serve as an appellate justice in the State of California, and the first Muslim appellate level judge in the US. Lunch will be served at 12:30 PM, followed at 2:00 by the keynote and a panel of responses from religious and civic leaders in Georgia. Panelists include Adina Langer, curator at Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Shlomo Pill, rabbi and senior lecturer at Emory University School of Law, Kevin Sinha of CivicGeorgia, and Nelly Wamaitha of Emory's Graduate Division of Religion. During lunch and the closing reception at 4:00, guests will view the exhibit "Refuge or Refusal: Turning Points in US Immigration History," from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. Location: Georgia Tech Alumni House, 190 North Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Register here by September 16.


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