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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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A few weeks ago, I joined a group of college students and their advisors at Missouri State University for a weekend retreat on vocational discernment. What’s vocational discernment? It is spiritual (often Christian) language for trying to figure out what the heck you want to do with your life.

Before I became a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta, I was already an atheist and had been open about it for quite some time. My family and friends supported me, and I had experienced almost no backlash. But when I reached Georgia State, I felt isolated.

Moenlam and Pema, a pair of Buddhist monks, sat across the dinner table from us. My friends and I were in Bhutan on a study abroad program and these two monks, along with their friend Dylen, had invited us to join them on a hike up to a 17th century monastery. 

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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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