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Creating a Public Space through Service‐Learning

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In this paper, I suggest that community‐based learning can act as a “public space” for the exchange of religious and non‐religious identities. By providing a space for the collaboration between religiously‐affiliated Universities and non‐religiously affiliated community partners, community‐based learning offers the opportunity for the negotiation of what civic engagement means in a pluralistic society. This exchange can inform the conversation on the public role of religion by offering an example of how religious and secular communities can discover a common language through the realization of shared interests.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9647.2012.00780.x

Affiliations: University of San Francisco

Publication date: April 1, 2012

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