Core Curriculum

The work of the Center in the core curriculum

In the classroom, the Sacred & Secular category of Jewell’s Core Curriculum encourages you to consider the implications of spirituality and faith in your life and in the lives of your community, and to explore the impact of religion on the world from diverse perspectives. While several of these courses are taught by Jewell faculty members, the Center has partnered with prominent faith leaders from the Kansas City metro to help with this endeavor. As Fellows of the Center, they develop and teach courses that integrate their expertise and experience, providing students with the opportunity to learn from and dialogue with a range of perspectives. These courses also give you the opportunity to interact with the communities that these leaders represent, and to become familiar with organizations and movements with which they are involved. Alumni, area clergy and laypeople will be encouraged to join the campus community in exploring the intersections of faith and flourishing by enrolling in these.

Fellows for the Center for Faith and Culture

  • Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr. – President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City; Senior Pastor, St. Mark Church in Kansas City
  • Imam Dr. Abdelhamid Algizawi – Imam, Islamic Center of Johnson County in Overland Park, Kansas
  • Father Nathan Rueb – Chaplain, St. Pius X High School; Jewell Instructor, Sacred and Secular Core Curriculum