BRIDGEWe live in a country where we are confronting more and more difference in religions while it seems at the same time people, and perhaps society in general, are becoming less and less religious. Religion, secularism, race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender politics, and science intersect in unpredictable ways. Yet, not everyone responds to these intersections with positive regard.

BRIDGE (Building Regular Interfaith Dialogue through Generous Engagement) trainings equip attendees to wrestle with these complex questions and conversations.


  • To educate on proper terminology to use when referring to religious and non-religious identities.
  • To allow Cal Lutheran members to recognize and intercept religious biases.
  • To build bridges across lines of differences on our campus.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants to work towards ending oppression and discrimination through support and advocacy.

What you will gain?

  • Educate yourself and others about privileges and biases.
  • Stay committed and active in creating equality.
  • Act as a “safe person” for members of underrepresented groups.
  • Create and promote inclusive and welcoming environments.
  • Work to confront negative attitudes and unequal treatment of people based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, race, class, ability, age, spirituality, and other personal and cultural characteristics.
  • Model self-awareness in behaviors and attitudes.
  • Model self-compassion and compassion toward others.

Interested in attending a BRIDGE training?

Mission and Identity holds yearly BRIDGE trainings for faculty and staff during the academic year.

For questions or more information, please contact Mission and Identity at or call (805) 493–3589.