Higher education is a vast eco-system. IFYC recognizes that interfaith cooperation is most effective when it is contextualized to the unique needs and perspectives of different types of institutions. Thus, these groups (Public Universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Christ-Centered Colleges and Universities) are organized around their common missions and identities as colleges and universities. Each online group will gather like-minded peers to share ideas, connect with IFYC staff, and discuss best practices for their common sector. Participants will be able to craft their online community to match their needs, schedule, and priorities. What are the unique needs of universities like yours? What can you learn from similar institutions? How can IFYC support your work in ways that are relevant to you? These communities will be a space to explore these questions and more. Sign up here!
- You must be a staff or faculty member at the state university-type
- Groups will meet multiple times during the school year
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
HBCUs are one of the fundamental pillars of American higher education. Their legacy in serving generations of African-American students and their continued dedication to education and community-building offers a distinctive context for interfaith engagement. This learning community will connect individuals at HBCUs across the country to discuss the role of religious diversity on their campuses.
Christ-Centered Colleges and Universities
As colleges and universities grounded in Christ-centered roots and mission, these institutions can engage a diverse set of students from a committed worldview. This learning community will bring together individuals working at these institutions who are interested in how to effectively do interfaith work from a Christian higher education perspective.
Public colleges and universities are, by their very purpose, institutions committed to serving the civic good. With some of the most diverse student bodies in the world, public universities offer a reflection of the wider religious diversity in the United States and an opportunity to offer models of bridge-building to society. This community will offer individuals at public universities a chance to discuss how to do effective and meaningful interfaith work.