Interfaith Academy

Welcome to IPSTL’s Interfaith Academy! Rooted in Interfaith Partnership’s tradition of appreciation, curiosity, and friendship across lines of religious difference, Interfaith Academy offers substantive and inspiring learning experiences in collaboration with area religious leaders and scholars.

Current Programs


What We Believe: Diversity of Christian Thought and Practice

Hybrid, Mondays Feb 28-Apr 4

IPSTL’s free course “What We Believe” continues in Spring 2022 as we explore the diversity of thought and practice within Christianity. Rev. Jim Poinsett, IPSTL’s Executive Director, will lead this six-part course on different expressions of Christianity, including Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Reformed Protestantism, Episcopalian, Historically Black Protestantism, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Christian Science.

Past Programs


This eight-week course included interviews with guests in each of the major non-Christian religions, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Ethical Humanism, and the Baha’i Faith.


This ten-week course explored different practices-such as blessing a child, dying well, and asking for help-from the perspective of differing religious communities.


This 15-week course taught by Dr. David Oughton explored the history, beliefs, and practices of the world's religions.

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