Center for Religion and Global Citizenry

Center for Religion and Global Citizenry


Email (Dr. Ulrich Rosenhagen Director) (Karen Turino Administrator) (Sari Judge Program Coordinator)


608-890-1665 (Dr. Ulrich Rosenhagen Director)
608-262-2378 (Karen Turino Administrator)


5225 Mosse Humanities Building
455 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706

The mission of The Center for Religion and Global Citizenry is to increase UW-Madison students’ religious literacy and their facility for communicating across boundaries of faith so that they may function effectively as citizens of a religiously diverse world.

The Center was established in August of 2017 after the closing of the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions in June of 2016. We hope to grow to become the hub for discussion of religious pluralism on the UW-Madison Campus and in the greater Madison community. With several different programs functioning in cooperation, the Center serves the undergraduate and graduate student population as well as faculty, staff, and community members.

The CRGC collaborates with the University Religious Workers on selected projects and is a founding partner of the LOKA Initiative at UW-Madison.

The Center also runs The Interfaith Fellows Program and Interfaith Network.  The Interfaith Fellows Program trains up to fifteen undergraduate students to become more knowledgeable about different religious traditions and more skilled at communicating with people from other religious backgrounds. We want to equip our fellows so that they can play an important part in working out the mechanics of religious pluralism and interfaith discourse within civil society. We see our fellows becoming an interfaith avant-garde who might serve as leaders in an ever increasingly interconnected global world. We seek to provide them, and the other students whom they involve in campus interfaith events and programming, with the knowledge and skills to surmount the barriers of religious difference and to become interfaith leaders in whatever career trajectories the future might hold for them.

The CRGC is closely collaborating with The Interfaith Network at UW-Madison to promote interreligious literacy and cooperation on campus. The Interfaith Network at UW-Madison is a Registered Student Organization under the Associated Students of Madison. This group aims to meet biweekly to discuss local, national, and/or international issues of interest to religious and non-religious students. The group is meant to serve as a bridge between the interfaith fellows and the wider campus community.