As a non-doctrinal institution, with a commitment to inclusion and globalism, Doane Stuart encourages its students to understand and celebrate the origins, traditions, and tenets of the world’s major religions. In a time where some in society work to divide, the school’s interfaith teaching seems more crucial than ever to insure that students learn to see the world from multiple perspectives and to establish rapport with as diverse a community as possible.
Academically, this approach provides a deeper and nuanced connection to history, philosophy, and civics. Pragmatically, it enables Doane Stuart students to become citizens of the world who are comfortable and adaptable in new situations and who aspire to bridge cultural and social divides. Through school-wide chapel talks and student led events, interfaith gatherings promote discussion and reaffirm the value of each student’s voice in the larger dialogue.