Join today and tomorrow's Christian leaders to envision the future face of our evangelical faith. 




April 3-4, 2020

Whitworth University


"The conference opened my eyes to an entirely new world. I got my first henna, interacted with Muslims for the first time, and got to try baklava (which exceeded all my expectations)! I feel so blessed to have attended."


Student Attendee 


"Faith Seeking Understanding:

Religious Dialogue for the Good of the World​"

Join us at Whitworth for:

  • Interactive presentations from trusted leaders and scholars

  • Breakout workshops led by experts and influencers

  • Networking opportunities for students and staff

  • Opportunities to get involved with other faiths in your neighborhood


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Matthew is associate dean and assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is author of the multiple award winning book Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, which was named one of the best books of year by Christianity Today.


Matthew received the “Emerging Public Intellectual” Award from Redeemer University in 2019 and is also a fellow at the Center for Public Justice and a scholar-in-residence at the De Pree Center for Christian Leadership.

Matthew's research and public speaking focuses on a variety of issues related to faith and public life. These include: religious pluralism and political ethics, Muslim-Christian relations, marketplace ethics, and Reformed public theology.

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Petra Alsoofy is the Outreach & Partnerships Manager at ISPU, where she strengthens their valued partnerships and forges new ones with organizations who share our goal of empowering American Muslims.


Petra joined ISPU after serving more than four years as an educator at the Arab American National Museum, where she worked with educators, students, and professionals. In her role at the museum, Petra educated visitors about the history and the contributions of Arab Americans as well as stereotypes and challenges they face.


She also serves as a board member on the Michigan Council for History Education. Petra is a graduate of Grand Valley State University where she earned a BA in political science.

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Trillia is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. 

Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, True Woman, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more. She is also a commentator for World Radio (a sister platform for World Magazine). Trillia is a sought after speaker at conferences, churches, women’s retreats, colleges and seminaries, including True Woman, The Gospel Coalition Women’s conference, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and more. 


Trillia is the author Sacred Endurance: Finding Grace and Strength for a Lasting FaithEnjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts (2016),  Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity (2014).

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Chris is Principle Advisor at Templeton Religion Trust and Senior Fellow with Jackson School of International Studies at U of Washington. 


He is widely known and sought after for his decades of experience and expertise regarding issues at the intersection of geopolitics, US foreign policy, Asia, conflict resolution, human rights and religion. He has pioneered innovative solutions in the U.S. Marine Corps, at the U.S. State Department, the Templeton Religion Trust, and as the president of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), where he developed a “Track 1.5” theory of change rooted in relational diplomacy.


Chris and IGE are perhaps best known for playing a significant role in the removal of Vietnam (2007) and Uzbekistan (2018) from the U.S. State Department’s religious freedom violations list. Seiple is the 2003 founder of the Routledge-published journal, The Review of Faith & International Affairs

experience the event

Are you:


• On a Christian college campus and interested in engaging with neighbors of other faiths?

• An InterVarsity, CRU, or Navigators staff or

student leader and want to engage other faith groups on campus?

• An Evangelical leader in the Pacific Northwest?


• A journalist who is covering religion and faith?


• Investing in Christian college students?

This is for you. 


Whitworth University // April 3-4, 2019. 

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Neighborly Faith Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization.

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