Racial Equity & Interfaith Cooperation Awards
Anchored in America’s foundational aspiration to be a religiously diverse democracy, interfaith cooperation is powerfully positioned to address the ongoing failings of that American project, as well as new challenges. In support of the movement for racial justice within the United States, IFYC is committed to supporting engagement with and exploration of the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation. IFYC believes in the essential contributions of countless religious and philosophical traditions that affirm dignity and justice for every human being. We recognize and celebrate that movements for a better world—including the anti-Apartheid movement, India’s Home Rule movement, and the Civil Rights movement—have been fueled by interfaith cooperation. In a nation increasing in racial and religious diversity, we are supporting the work that grows that diversity – the presence of difference – to pluralism – the positive and mutual engagement across difference. We are utilizing our interfaith leadership to contribute to the transformation of America into the promise of what it can be but has not yet been.
As part of our commitment to work that engages the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation, we are offering $1,000 awards to faculty, staff, and IFYC alum who are working and learning in this area. Through these awards we hope to promote community activities and conversations around racial justice; support political engagement and voter registration drives; advance college and university curricula exploring the role of religion and interfaith leadership in racial equity movements; and elevate the voices of Black leaders and the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Please click below for details about each award.
- Racial Equity & Interfaith Cooperation Co-Curricular Award Application
Co-curricular Awards aim to support Administrators, Chaplains, and Student Life/Success Staff in creating experiences and opportunities outside the classroom that engage the intersection of racial and religious diversity to pursue interfaith cooperation and racial equality on campuses. These awards are intended for those who are building bridges across lines of religious, spiritual, and secular differences while simultaneously seeking racial justice. We expect the funded program, training, workshop, or initiative will be implemented between Jan-June 2022. 2021-22 Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation Awards Request For Proposals.
- Racial Equity & Interfaith Cooperation Alumni Award Application
Alumni awards aim to support IFYC Alumni in creating experiences and opportunities that build bridges across lines of religious, spiritual, and secular differences while simultaneously seeking racial justice. The $1000 awards are intended to fund both programmatic expenses of the initiative (supplies, stipends to partners, equipment, etc.) and self-compensation for the time and energy an Awardee gives to a project (up to $500 of the award). Through these awards we are eager to elevate the voices of Black leaders and other leaders of color. We expect the funded program, training, workshop, or initiative will be implemented between October 15, 2021 and March 15, 2022.
- Racial Equity & Interfaith Cooperation Curricular Award Application
$1,000 Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation Awards are available for campus educators to create or revise courses that deal with the intersection of Interfaith Studies and movements for racial justice, critical race theory, Black or African American Studies, Black or Womanist Theology, or other race related areas of scholarship. Recognizing that these topics are vast and multi-faceted, IFYC seeks to learn from the scholarship and pedagogy of the faculty who receive these awards. 2021-22 Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation Awards Request For Proposals.