On May 13, 2013, the 2012-2013 Russell Berrie Fellows gathered for a reception held in their honor.
Started in 2008, 40 full fellowships have been awarded to highly qualified individuals from around the globe to study at the Angelicum. The aim is for these students to become actively immersed in interfaith dialogue throughout their studies and become leaders in their communities after they graduate.
Most Russell Berrie Fellows study within the Ecumenical section of the Faculty of Theology and the John Paul II Centre for Interreligious Dialogue at the Angelicum. The student body consists of men and women (clergy, religious and lay) from many nations, and includes Latin and Eastern Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Anglicans, Protestants, and occasionally, those from other faiths including Muslims, Jews and Buddhists. The Russell Berrie Fellows are enrolled in one of the four Faculties of the University: Theology, Philosophy, Canon Law or Social Sciences. The fellowship is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).