Claremont Lincoln University continues to gain national recognition for its innovative and controversial approach to religious education. The school was recently featured in a video on “multi-faith religious education” at Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, which includes footage of this year’s convocation ceremony, as well as interviews with students and faculty. In the short film (embedded below), CLU provost Philip Clayton explains the vision for the new school:
“When you train rabbis in one school, pastors in another, imams in another, you put them out into communities they create an ‘us versus them’ mentality. What if we do something that’s never been done before? Let’s train them in the same classroom. Let’s let them work out their differences in their day-to-day education. When they go out into their communities you won’t find them doing the ‘us versus them,’ but, we hope, the ‘we.’ What that would for the face of religion in America would be staggering.”
After you watch the video, let us know what you think about Claremont Lincoln University.