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 recently visited Charleston to deliver a talk entitled, “Engaging Interfaith Diversity in a World of Conflict and Misunderstanding.” Today, I reflect on that visit just days after the horrific shooting that took nine lives in a

In April, I had the immense privilege of offering the keynote speech at Elmhurst College Spiritual Life Council’s 15 Year Anniversary Gala. In a sense, this was a real challenge- what could I offer to a community with 15 years of campus interfaith work under their belt?

We heard two very different stories through the media last weekend related to interfaith cooperation—one story of understanding and interfaith literacy, and one story that shows how vital interfaith work is.


Alumni News

Faiths Act Fellow Danny Richmond was featured in The Canadian Jewish News’ Cover Story on the 24 Jews who are changing the world. 

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Rev. Jen Bailey (former IFYC staff, Vanderbilt Divinity School) was invited to give the benediction at the Selma March Commemorative Church Service.


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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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