Training Community Leaders

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Boniuk Institute staff work with Houston Endowment to better address hate crimes in Houston by building interfaith cooperation among youth, religious leaders, and civic leaders. Since 2015, the Institute has trained nearly 30,000 civil society leaders across a wide variety of sectors, including law enforcement, media, the business community, faith communities and schools, and reached an additional 605,000 individuals through those trained community leaders. Training topics include engaging religious diversity in the workplace, religious literacy in the classroom, understanding and countering Islamophobia, and other issues as requested.

Past training partnerships have included Rice University's Glassock School of Continuing Education, Harris County Precinct 2, United States Deprtment of Justice, Houston Independent School District, Texas Diversity Council, St. Philip Presbyterian Church, ABC Channel 13, Chautaugua Institution, Exchange Club of Sugar Land, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Paul Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center, City of Houston, The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning and Palmer Trinity School.

If you are interested in religious literacy training, please contact Boniuk Institute Associate Director Dr. Zahra Jamal at