The Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at the University of St. Thomas serves the students, staff, and faculty of the university as well as the surrounding communities in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The center has a collaborative relationship with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, with which it shares the common mission to foster understanding, cooperation, and friendship among people of diverse religious identities through academic study and civic engagement.


Hans Gustafson, Director of the Jay Phillips Center

“Interreligious Wherewithal” is that virtue of being aware of a potential tension or opportunity in (inter)religiously complex situations and having the skill to do something constructive about it through thoughtful action, leadership, and motivation of others. Cultivating interreligious wherewithal entails developing this virtue in ourselves and in others in service to our communities, places of work, governmental agencies, and beyond.

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