Alumni Program

Nearly 1,000 alumni are part of a growing movement of young leaders building interfaith cooperation around the country.

We set a big goal for ourselves at IFYC: to make religious pluralism a social norm within the course of a generation. We believe our alumni are the interfaith leaders who will make it happen. And we’re here to support them along the way.

The facts:

  • 96% of alumni in our network are applying their interfaith leadership skills in their personal and/or professional lives.
  • 93% of working alumni have found their interfaith experiences useful on the job.

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Alumni Blogs

I get a variety of responses when I tell people outside Duke Divinity School that I’m in seminary, ranging from complete disengagement from the conversation to uncomfortable non-sequiturs like “That’s cool, my dad’s Buddhist” (what?), but I don’t typically anticipate being proselytized to

In the past several months, I have realized that we as a nation have far to go in our journey towards justice and equality. Following the grand jury decisions for Eric Garner and Michael Brown, I was reminded of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and A.

“We are on holy ground together.” In November I attended Facing Race, a national conference on racial justice, held in Dallas, Texas.


Alumni News

Alumni Chris Stedman weighs in at Religious News Service on #JeSuisCharlie and why you don’t have to support Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons to support free expression. 

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IFYC alumni Rev. Jennifer Bailey named on of 2015's faith leaders to watch by Center for American Progress. 

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Reflections on the Faiths Act Fellowship, a defining professional and personal experience. 

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Bilal remembers an act of kindness which inspired the spirit of generosity in him.

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We’ve seen a lot of studies about more people identifying themselves as spiritual, but not religious, and that the number of the so-called “unchurched” are growing.

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We are creatures of expression living in an age of expression. We are deluged daily with information and opinion, with pundits and preachers proffering perspective. Many of us spend hours every day spreading philosophical truths and culinary creations on social media.

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