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Reasons to Give

We are living in a time when extremist groups, claiming identity with many great religious traditions, including Christianity, are using sophisticated methods of recruiting, training and organizing. Increased media attention to their violent acts and extremist ideologies creates the public perception that religions are a force for evil, rather than for justice, inclusivity and peace.

SCUPE envisions a world in which religions are a proactive force for justice, inclusivity and peace.

SCUPE trains powerful leaders to engage the many expressions of religious extremism and to catalyze initiatives for religious freedom and interreligious cooperation that build systems leading to justice, inclusivity, and peace.

SCUPE’s alums do this work here in the States and around the world.

Your generous gift will enable SCUPE to do the following:

$25,000 enables SCUPE to teach a course in another country. Currently SCUPE has invitations to teach in: India, Germany, Nigeria and Switzerland.

$10,000 enables SCUPE to teach a course elsewhere in the United States. SCUPE currently has invitations to teach in: Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and St. Paul, Minnesota.

$5,000 enables a student to attend the SCUPE class which runs simultaneously with the meeting of the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah, in October 2015. The Parliament is the largest network of religious communities in the world. Students and attendees will come from six continents.

$1,500 enables a student to take a SCUPE course.

Not everyone can give gifts of this size and every gift is appreciated. Smaller gifts are combined with others to continue this work.

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