Vocation and Meaning

A signature component of Augsburg’s core curriculum is a duo of courses titled “Christian Vocation and the Search for Meaning.”  In these two courses, students learn about Christianity and other religious traditions, focusing upon the way in which those traditions inform and shape the search for meaning and purpose.  In addition, these courses join students of all faiths and world-views in reflecting upon the concept of vocation.  Such reflection is grounded in Augsburg’s Lutheran Christian heritage and in the conviction that “We Are Called.”  Augsburg’s diverse student body and its location in the heart of a diverse urban neighborhood translate into an ideal setting for open and enriching conversation around life’s big questions.

To underscore the Religion faculty’s commitment to interfaith awareness and dialog, the department has fostered an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Eboo Patel and the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC).

< Watch Dr. Patel’s 2012 address at Augsburg.