Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission:

The Center for Engaged Religious Pluralism engages religiously diverse and non-faith perspectives to foster interreligious understanding and leadership, promoting practices and policies that address religious diversity in many publics. Through this work and the cultivation of “interfaith leaders,” the Center contributes to more respectful, inclusive communities.

Our Vision:  

The Center aims to be, and to be known in academic, government, business, professional and non-profit forums and in the Saint Mary's College community as, an influential and effective champion of the value of pluralism through its mission-driven, engaged religious pluralism events, programs, and scholarship.

Our Values:

The Center grounds its work in the values of liberty, equal dignity, conscience, and participation embodied in (even though not fully achieved by) the founding documents of the United States, which is America's Sacred Ground, and the Lasallian core principles (represented by the five-pointed star in our logo), in particular respect for all persons and inclusive community.

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