Spotlight On: Interfaith Youth Core

Posted on June 5, 2019

Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is working to make interfaith cooperation the norm in America. Their work focuses on colleges and universities, where the minds and values of emerging leaders are shaped and conversations take place that steer broad cultural change. When these future leaders leave college equipped with the vision, knowledge, and skills to positively engage difference, our religiously diverse democracy can and will flourish.

IFYC provides tools, guidance, opportunities, and networks to faculty, staff, administrators, and students on over 450 campuses across the United States, to bring interfaith engagement into their campuses, classrooms, research, and lives.

One of IFYC’s signature programs is the annual Interfaith Leadership Institute (ILI). The ILI is the largest gathering of students and educators with a commitment to American religious pluralism, who converge in Chicago to learn, train, share, and get inspired to bring the movement for interfaith cooperation back to their campuses and communities. Every year the convening grows larger, more interfaith leaders are trained, and the vision of a less divided and more pluralistic future gets clearer.

Also watch IFYC Founder and President Eboo Patel speak to PBS NewsHour about the ILI. Learn more about IFYC programs and services, and find out how you can get involved.