INTF 120 We Can Build Bridges


The United States has long been defined by the great diversity of its people. Whether that diversity enriches or divides the nation, however, is not a given. Where there is deep difference, there is a need for bridgebuilders: citizens with the mindset and skills to transform diversity into pluralism. In this interactive course, you’ll watch bridgebuilding in action, learn about the goals of bridgebuilding, and consider where you might take steps to build bridges in your own life.

Interfaith America is a non-profit organization that inspires, equips, and connects leaders and institutions to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity.

We Can Build Bridges is a self-paced, 60-minute, independent learning experience. This online course is an ideal starting place for anyone who wants to know more about bridgebuilding or for anyone who wants a foundation for their existing bridgebuilding efforts. After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Define the components of bridgebuilding;
  • Describe the key difference between pluralism and diversity;
  • Offer an example of bridgebuilding;
  • Offer a reason why bridge building can be an effective tool to address challenges; and
  • Identify one place in their life, even if small, where bridgebuilding could be helpful.

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Sixty-Minute Syllabus

  1. Welcome
  2. Meet Some Bridgebuilders
  3. Defining Bridgebuilding
  4. From Diversity to Pluralism
  5. Why Pluralism
  6. Closing Reflection