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Posted on April 21, 2014 - By Aamir Hussain
The medical field is especially conducive to interfaith engagement because the concepts of service and human dignity are always implicit.

Aamir Hussain is a native of Farmington, CT. Aamir's father is from Hyderabad, India, and his mother (while being of Indian origin) is from Kowloon, Hong Kong. Because of the intersection of American, Indian, Chinese, and Muslim cultures in his family, he is very interested in foreign languages, exotic foods, and traveling to different countries. He is nicknamed “The-Punisher” for his penchant for making (bad) puns.

Posted on April 15, 2014 - By Victoria Psomiadis
The woman sitting across from me looked hopeless and lost. She held two packets of ibuprofen in one hand, a referral to a nearby clinic in the other. “I am afraid that they won’t help me,” she sobbed in Spanish, “because I’m Catholic.”

Victoria Psomiadis was born and raised a Greek Orthodox Christian in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Thanks to a chance interaction while attending Temple University, she became an interfaith ambassador and was trained by both the Interfaith Youth Core and the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia. She is now a first year medical student at the University of South Florida Health, Morsani College of Medicine. Her participation in the SELECT Program at USF MCOM has allowed her the chance to further explore her passion for interfaith work and apply it to a future career in medicine.

Posted on April 10, 2014 - By Tiffany Champion
Growing up, it never occurred to me to treat someone differently based on a belief. I’ve always lived an interfaith life simply because that’s how my parents raised me: equal parts understanding, respect and curiosity.

Tiffany Champion is an IFYC alumnus and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She spent her time as a student organizer working with Amnesty International and Interfaith in Action. She now lives in New York pursuing a career in news. 

Posted on March 27, 2014 - By Kristi Del Vecchio
It is in the spirit of working alongside inspiring theists, with the goal of advancing the non-religious and interfaith movements, that I continue my journey to seminary this fall.

Kristi Del Vecchio is an Operations Associate at Interfaith Youth Core. Before moving to Chicago, she studied Biology and Religion at Concordia College, where she also worked to build the interfaith movement on campus. Kristi will begin a Master of Arts program for Religion this fall.

Posted on March 19, 2014 - By Aamir Hussain
Interfaith organizing in the college setting faces its own share of unique challenges. Here are some tips & strategies for college & university students interested in promoting interfaith cooperation on their campuses.

Aamir Hussain is a native of Farmington, CT. Aamir's father is from Hyderabad, India, and his mother (while being of Indian origin) is from Kowloon, Hong Kong. Because of the intersection of American, Indian, Chinese, and Muslim cultures in his family, he is very interested in foreign languages, exotic foods, and traveling to different countries. He is nicknamed “The-Punisher” for his penchant for making (bad) puns.

Posted on March 10, 2014 - By Cameron Nations
The IFYC Alumni gathering proved an enriching time of building new relationships and new strategies to address our growing interfaith reality.

Cameron Nations holds a degree with honors in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently pursuing an M.Div at Sewanee: The University of the South in his home state of Tennessee. He is a Postulant for Holy Orders in the Episcopal Church (Diocese of Springfield). For more information (and the occasional update), check out his personal blog at bythepen.wordpress.com.

Posted on March 10, 2014 - By Eric Adamcik
I believe hospitality is a foundation for interfaith work: building a place where all are welcome, not despite our strongly held views, but because of them.

Eric Adamcik is a Rhodes College sophomore who is a combined International Studies/Political Science major and a Religious Studies minor. His religious affiliation is Christian, specifically the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is currently one of two Interfaith Advisors to the Kinney Community Service Program at Rhodes, which has been Newsweek’s #1 service-minded school in the country for two years running. That said, the position is still humbling, with constant crossovers between religious, nonreligious, and community service groups.

Posted on February 5, 2014 - By Darcy Coulter
I am inspired by traditions that find significance in light. Interfaith work allows me to find light in others when I engage in conversations and learn about another person’s experiences.

Darcy Coulter is a rising senior studying English and religion at Gustavus Adolphus College. Follow her on twitter @Darcylovesyou.

Posted on February 5, 2014 - By Rhee-Soo Lee
My time at the border renewed my passion for interfaith work because I realized that this movement for change would be so much more powerful if more people acted out of their faith & values.

Rhee-Soo Lee graduated from Wesleyan University in 2011 with a double-major in government and religion. She was heavily involved in Wesleyan's Interfaith Justice League, and organized the annual Fast-a-Thon and Ramadan Banquet during her senior year, which raised over $14,200 for a local food pantry. She is spending the 2011-2012 year in Boston as a Micah Fellow, working with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in a fellowship that strives for social and structural justice through service.

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