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.

Check our Multifaith Events in Atlanta Calendar for interreligious engagement opportunities at Georgia Tech, Emory, and throughout the Atlanta area. Upcoming events include:

  • Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Future of Life: February 17, 2018. This fourth annual LAMP symposium will be held at Emory's Candler School of Theology. Details for the full-day event are available here.

  • Ethics in Action: The Aga Khan Development Network: February 26, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 P.M. at Georgia State Capitol (South Wing Lobby). This event will highlight the human dimension and inspiration behind the Aga Khan Development Network's efforts around the world. RSVP here.

  • Why Do We Look Up at the Heavens?: April 12, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Lecture by Guy Consolmagno, SJ, astronomer and meteorite specialist at the Vatican Observatory. Georgia Tech TSRB Building Auditorium (Technology Square: 85 5th Street NW at Spring and 5th).

Past Events:

  • Interfaith Leadership for the 21st Century: Two Events with Imam Abdullah Antepli at Candler School of Theology. The recording of Abdullah Antepli's Nov. 1 lecture, "Between Fear and Hope: The Future of Interfaith Engagement," is now available.

  • The Mahboobeh and Parviz Izadi Lecture on Intercultural Peace. The full recording of Hrair Balian's Nov. 14 lecture on The Carter Center's work in Syria can now be viewed here. 

LAMP Calendar

  • Thursday April 12 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Why Do We Look Up at the Heavens?

    Location:  Georgia Tech TSRB Building Auditorium (Technology Square: 85 5th Street, NW @ Spring and 5th) 


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

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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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