Undergraduate Mentoring Symposium

Mentoring Undergraduate Students for Formation in Religious and Interreligious Leadership

Together with the Office of Religious Life at Boston University, the Miller Center hosted a symposium on mentoring undergraduate students for formation in religious and interreligious leadership on March 7-8, 2018. The symposium is supported by a grant from the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) to the Office of Religious Life at Boston University to cultivate resources for undergraduate mentoring for students emerging into religious leadership

The symposium gathered religious professionals at schools in greater New England with established mentoring programs to share their practices. Those professionals expressed interest in contributing chapters for a resource book chronicling the varieties of successful mentoring programs for undergraduate students emerging into religious and interreligious leadership across the country. The symposium organizers, Br. Lawrence A. Whitney, University Chaplain for Community Life at Boston University (, and Rev. Soren M. Hessler, Senior Consultant of the Miller Center (, together with Rev. Dr. Jennifer A. Quigley, Assistant Professor of New Testament & Early Christian Studies and Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow at Drew University (, are coordinating and co-editing the affiliated book project. The call for papers can be found here.

As the book project progresses, updates will be posted to the Miller Center website.


Rabbi Or Rose

Tom Reid
Assistant Director