Name: Rev Jim Burklo
Profession: Associate Dean, Religious Life, USC
Organization: University of Southern California
Location: Los Angeles
Why Interfaith? “I grow deeper in my own faith as a progressive Christian by having intimate conversation with friends and colleagues of other faiths.”
How you can be a Partner: Collaborating on interfaith programs for college, university, and high school students
Date submitted: 5-24-12
I’ve spent much of my career engaged in interfaith service, engagement, and dialogue. I was the founder and director of the interfaith Urban Ministry of Palo Alto, CA, serving homeless and low-income people in the area south of San Francisco. I am the coordinator for the Pluralism Sunday project of ProgressiveChristianity.org, through which churches worldwide celebrate world religious diversity in worship. Now, at USC, I work for the interfaith center of the campus, where we host 90 religious clubs representing all the major and many lesser-known faiths of the world.