Why this matters?

When working with students from around the world and students from different cultures, religion will have a different impact on different student’s lives. According to NAFSA, it is imperative as an international educator to:

Information about diversity sometimes inadvertently does not feature religion, which is an important aspect of many people’s cultures, even if someone is not religious.


Key Terms

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  • Introduction

    First Amendment: What does it really say about religion? The Establishment/Religion Clause in the United States Constitution’s First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” The term “separation of church ...

  • Case Studies

    In all these situations, the best way to achieve success is to educate others about different religious practices. Empower students to speak to religious life staff and other faculty and staff who may be unaware of the importance of their ...

  • 10 Points of Best Practice

    Be educated and knowledgeable about religions, interfaith, and nonreligious worldviews. You are not expected to know everything. Be aware that you will be constantly learning new information about religion and aspects of religion. Have an open dialogue and engagement ...


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