Eboo Patel
article - January 22, 2021
His message was clear: For the future to have a chance at all, parts of the past had to be left behind, and all of us have to convene around common symbols.
Silma Suba
article - January 22, 2021
A survey released by PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute) found that the American public sentiment, across most religious groups, is much closer to the policies the Biden administration is proposing than those put in place by Trump.
Jack Jenkins
article - January 21, 2021
"It was an appropriately spiritual beginning to a faith-infused day and what is shaping up to be an unapologetically religious presidential term for Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history."
Jonathan Lee Walton
article - January 15, 2021
"This moment thus necessitates moral clarity and courage concerning the trajectory of this nation. Too many have followed the path of cynicism and opportunism away from any shared commitment to a common good."
IFYC Team
article - January 8, 2021
"FYC is dedicated to an America where people of all religious identities can build a common life together.  What we saw happening in the U.S. Capitol this week was nothing the desecration of American ideals."
Eboo Patel
article - January 8, 2021
At the U.S. Capitol this week, a cathedral of the song of pluralism, the blood-curdling screams of a mob did their best to drown out that American song.
Sandra Lawson
video - January 5, 2021
"In the prayer we have the words ‘Ufros Aleinu Sukkat Shlomecha’ it’s a plea asking God to provide protection over us, to provide a shelter of peace. And with everything that has transpired in this last year, we could use some shelter."
Anna Del Castillo
article - January 5, 2021
"In my solitude, I reflect on what has been one of the most sorrowful, destructive, and isolating years in human history. On this last day of the year 2020, I think of the 1.8 million lives lost to COVID-19. Our planet lost 1.8 million vibrant..."
Eboo Patel
article - November 24, 2020
If you listen closely, you can hear echoes of Springsteen in the victory speeches of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris last Saturday night. There is the realization that life is hard and still full of wonder.
Silma Suba
article - November 23, 2020
This sentiment of pausing to take a breath and offering support, space, and resources for people to process and heal post-election is echoed across campuses around the nation.
Raja G. Bhattar
article - November 23, 2020
As a queer and gender-fluid kid, I never felt comfortable being myself with family and found any excuse possible to avoid the performance required for me to look happy and “normal” as my mother used to say.
Silma Suba
article - November 18, 2020
The groups were deployed in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania as a part of the national election day initiative by Nuns & Nones, which is an alliance of Catholic Sisters (Nuns) and spiritually diverse millennial women (Nones).
Kyle Desrosiers
article - November 18, 2020
When you’re locked up with strangers in an old university dorm with poor Wi-Fi, you talk about religion. It’s inevitable: we had all the time in the world.
Multiple Authors
article - November 16, 2020
As candidates, both Biden and Harris spoke eloquently about the importance of their own faith commitments on the campaign trail, and in their acceptance speeches.
Kanika Magee
article - November 10, 2020
"Red. Blue. White. Democrat. Republican. Independent. Socialist. South. North. West. East. Protester. Rioter. Freedom Fighter. American. Voter. What are we really trying to say?"
Eboo Patel
article - November 5, 2020
Based on my experience, I believe there are three important ways that seeing democracy as a sacred project can help our nation emerge from this election stronger and more cohesive than we were before.
Eboo Patel
article - November 3, 2020
This election may take time and patience as we wait for every vote to be counted. The strength of our democracy is worth the wait. 
Carr Harkrader
article - September 30, 2020
This moment offers a chance to go beyond bromides; the young leaders in my training space wanted to fundamentally create a new culture on campus and their community. They were looking towards interfaith skills to do just that.
Eboo Patel
article - September 29, 2020
America did not always live up to the ideals of our European Founders when it came to welcoming religious diversity.
Edward Lempinen
article - September 28, 2020
You're more likely to change an opponent’s mind when you ask questions, listen sincerely, and tell stories.
Multiple Contributors
video - September 25, 2020
Interfaith leaders from Salesforce, Accenture, Twitter, and Paypal joined us to talk about their efforts to help employees of all worldviews feel welcome and like they can bring their full selves to the workplace.
To explore what American clergy are doing to support the vaccine effort, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld interviewed a series of faith leaders about their tradition's views on public health & vaccination & asked what they are doing in the vaccination effort.
His message was clear: For the future to have a chance at all, parts of the past had to be left behind, and all of us have to convene around common symbols.
A survey released by PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute) found that the American public sentiment, across most religious groups, is much closer to the policies the Biden administration is proposing than those put in place by Trump.
The Conversation U.S. asked six education experts how teachers—and parents—can help young people comprehend, analyze, and process what happened on January 6.
"It was an appropriately spiritual beginning to a faith-infused day and what is shaping up to be an unapologetically religious presidential term for Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history."
Large majorities of today’s young adults understandably lack confidence in institutions and are inclined toward distrust of others. Yet they exhibit a knack for recasting challenges as adventures and they set out to conquer them.
My cousin and I are Christian, Cuban women imploring for conversation in an effort to present different perspectives, in order to develop our own identities in a society that only seems to value polarization and tribalism.
As a Christian who is also a minister, I live between the Great Commission (sharing the Gospel) and the Greatest Commandment (loving God and my neighbor).
Five Bridgebuilding field leaders--Rev. Jen Bailey, Kalia Abiade, Mandisa Thomas, Simran Jeet Singh, and Branden Polk--came together to discuss the decisive need for action, not empty commitments to change, and how we can impart these principles.
"This moment thus necessitates moral clarity and courage concerning the trajectory of this nation. Too many have followed the path of cynicism and opportunism away from any shared commitment to a common good."
"Both the suffering and the pursuit of justice stand true at the same time. We must hold and be responsive to both."
It is new every year. Watching my students move from multifaith to interfaith. Daring to tear down walls and build bridges to faith traditions and spiritual expressions different from their own.
It is reasonable to believe that King would support holding people accountable for crimes committed, but King also held a higher hope for at least some of those who were part of the mob.
Having recently completed a monograph on the rhetoric of divine wrath, a year ago I led an honors seminar on the way in which an angry deity is presented in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It was the most successful course I’ve ever taught.
The four officially wrapped up their fellowship on Sunday (Jan. 10) with a virtual graduation where they shared the lessons they learned from one another during the tumultuous year.
...But if you follow the evidence from the very start and all throughout, President Trump has thrived in generating chaos and stirring up doubt. Was this a premeditated effort that was designed to create some larger future momentum?
A Biden transition official noted there was significant energy at the meeting created by Biden's promise to overturn President Donald Trump's travel ban, which advocates characterize as a "Muslim ban."
The presence of anti-Semitic symbols and sentiment at the Capitol riot raised alarms among Jewish Americans and experts who track discrimination and see it as part of an ongoing, disturbing trend.
And so this Administration gives me hope that we can rebuild. Or, to use the President-elect’s own transition team slogan, that we can “build back better.”
In too many cases, religious beliefs and commitments have been overshadowed, and even dominated by political and racial cleavages.
To achieve full religious diversity, equity, and inclusion, it is important for the new Presidential administration to establish more interfaith dialogue and opportunities to work together.
Dr. Kim Battle-Walters Denu
article - January 19, 2021
As a Christian who is also a minister, I live between the Great Commission (sharing the Gospel) and the Greatest Commandment (loving God and my neighbor).
Eboo Patel
- January 15, 2021
It is reasonable to believe that King would support holding people accountable for crimes committed, but King also held a higher hope for at least some of those who were part of the mob.
Reshma Saujani
article - January 14, 2021
And so this Administration gives me hope that we can rebuild. Or, to use the President-elect’s own transition team slogan, that we can “build back better.”
Galen Carey
article - January 14, 2021
In too many cases, religious beliefs and commitments have been overshadowed, and even dominated by political and racial cleavages.
J.T. Snipes
article - January 13, 2021
On a predominately White campus that didn’t have its first Black student (Robert Gilbert) or Black faculty member (Vivienne Malone-Mayes) until the 1960s, Black bodies have always be situated as out of place
John Wood, Jr.
article - January 13, 2021
"The need to unite the American people is evident for most. But what is the foundation upon which unity can be pursued?"

Zandra Wagoner
article - January 22, 2021
Dolores Huerta’s work resonates strongly with some of higher education’s most aspirational goals. She draws upon the transformative power of learning and personal development as a way to instill agency and voice.
Sabriya Dobbins
article - January 22, 2021
Watching the capital riots, the Black Lives Matter protests, the murders of the unarmed black souls, and the tears of the mothers are enough to send anyone into a state of anxiety and depression.
Julie Schonfeld
article - January 22, 2021
To explore what American clergy are doing to support the vaccine effort, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld interviewed a series of faith leaders about their tradition's views on public health & vaccination & asked what they are doing in the vaccination effort.
Silma Suba
article - January 22, 2021
A survey released by PRRI (Public Religion Research Institute) found that the American public sentiment, across most religious groups, is much closer to the policies the Biden administration is proposing than those put in place by Trump.
Greater Good Magazine
article - January 21, 2021
The Conversation U.S. asked six education experts how teachers—and parents—can help young people comprehend, analyze, and process what happened on January 6.
Jack Jenkins
article - January 21, 2021
"It was an appropriately spiritual beginning to a faith-infused day and what is shaping up to be an unapologetically religious presidential term for Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history."
Multiple Authors
article - January 15, 2021
Five Bridgebuilding field leaders--Rev. Jen Bailey, Kalia Abiade, Mandisa Thomas, Simran Jeet Singh, and Branden Polk--came together to discuss the decisive need for action, not empty commitments to change, and how we can impart these principles.
Eboo Patel
- January 15, 2021
It is reasonable to believe that King would support holding people accountable for crimes committed, but King also held a higher hope for at least some of those who were part of the mob.
Ralph Keen
article - January 14, 2021
Having recently completed a monograph on the rhetoric of divine wrath, a year ago I led an honors seminar on the way in which an angry deity is presented in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It was the most successful course I’ve ever taught.
Alejandra Molina
article - January 14, 2021
The four officially wrapped up their fellowship on Sunday (Jan. 10) with a virtual graduation where they shared the lessons they learned from one another during the tumultuous year.
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
article - January 14, 2021
...But if you follow the evidence from the very start and all throughout, President Trump has thrived in generating chaos and stirring up doubt. Was this a premeditated effort that was designed to create some larger future momentum?
Jack Jenkins and Emily McFarlan Miller
article - January 14, 2021
A Biden transition official noted there was significant energy at the meeting created by Biden's promise to overturn President Donald Trump's travel ban, which advocates characterize as a "Muslim ban."
Elana Schor
article - January 14, 2021
The presence of anti-Semitic symbols and sentiment at the Capitol riot raised alarms among Jewish Americans and experts who track discrimination and see it as part of an ongoing, disturbing trend.
Charles B. Jones
article - January 13, 2021
This form of practice – central to Pure Land Buddhism – arose from Mahayana Buddhism, a branch of Buddhism that emerged in the first to sixth centuries A.D.
Jack Jenkins
article - January 13, 2021
She thought little more about it than what she'd said in her prayer before the House that morning: America is enduring a time of “great discord, uncertainty, and unrest.”
Brad Christerson
article - January 13, 2021
As a scholar of religion, I argue that a particular segment of white evangelicalism that my colleague Richard Flory and I call Independent Network Charismatic, or INC, has played a unique role in providing a spiritual justification for the movement.
Silma Suba
article - January 12, 2021
The arrival of the vaccine has brought new hope to healthcare workers around the nation, who were feeling overwhelmed at work as they witnessed increasing COVID-19 deaths from the third surge of the pandemic.
Nathan Stanton
article - January 12, 2021
While the spirit of the Capitol was very confrontational the spirit of the Lincoln Memorial was conciliatory. While the atmosphere of the Capitol felt hazardous the other was healing. I guess those “better angels of our nature” reside there with...
Jé Exodus Hooper
article - January 11, 2021
I have been grieving on and off. Sometimes my grief is far and between-- especially regarding the transition of my recently departed father.
Mark Silk
article - January 11, 2021
But by the end of the 19th century, Atlanta's white Christian elite became intent on disenfranchising its Black residents and pushing the Jews out of its social clubs and corridors of power.
Jack Jenkins
article - January 11, 2021
Their small prayer circle surrounded a Black Lives Matter sign, created to replace similar banners repeatedly stolen and destroyed by the far-right Proud Boys in December.
Shauna Morin
article - January 21, 2021
Large majorities of today’s young adults understandably lack confidence in institutions and are inclined toward distrust of others. Yet they exhibit a knack for recasting challenges as adventures and they set out to conquer them.
Musa al-Gharbi
- January 9, 2021
If higher education is going to help at all in the present moment, it won't be by reinforcing student and faculty tendencies to smugly disparage 'those people' as stupid, ignorant, racist, sexist, whatever.
Shauna Morin
article - January 7, 2021
To collaborate and problem solve with colleagues who think differently than you do, it’s important to possess a foundation of knowledge that will help you understand where they’re coming from.
Shauna Morin
article - January 6, 2021
IDEALS underscores why it is critical that we prioritize interfaith engagement now despite—and in some cases because of—our challenging circumstances.
Shakeer Abdullah
article - January 4, 2021
Infrastructures must be created to support the increased diversity in your organization.  Mission statements and action statements must be amended and created so that organizations can be held accountable for meaningful change.   
Multiple Authors
article - December 22, 2020
Faculty members Dr. Michael Burns, Dr. Barbara McGraw, and Joset Brown joined us for a conversation about the importance of interfaith excellence in business, STEM, and the health professions.
Multiple Authors
article - December 11, 2020
What if wearing a mask was a matter of ritual–a blessed commandment that reminds us of our service to one another? How is the collective consciousness of Islam shaped among Black Americans?
Nathan Stanton
article - December 7, 2020
A young woman used to the constriction of religious culture, begins a journey to answer a deep cry from within her soul. At once shedding past expectations and entering a world full of cathartic promise.
Silma Suba
article - November 23, 2020
This sentiment of pausing to take a breath and offering support, space, and resources for people to process and heal post-election is echoed across campuses around the nation.
Alejandra Molina
article - November 19, 2020
The original proponents of the curriculum worry that including additional faith and ethnic groups will “water down” a program intended to highlight the effects of systemic oppression of the four major ethnicities.
Multiple Authors
article - November 16, 2020
After months of protests against systemic racism, bitter partisan battles, and social distancing amidst an ongoing global pandemic, how can we heal?
Multiple authors
article - November 12, 2020
At a time when higher education is facing unprecedented challenges, some might wonder whether and how to make interfaith engagement a priority.
Shauna Morin
article - November 10, 2020
Through IDEALS we also saw students widely embracing interfaith friendships and sustaining those relationships over time—even, in some cases, despite deep disagreements.
Multiple Authors
article - October 30, 2020
The “HBCUs, Homecoming, & the Spirit of the Moment” webinar examined the role of Homecoming at HBCUs and what insights it has to offer colleges and universities across the sector.
Mary Ellen Giess
article - October 22, 2020
Below are some of IFYC’s favorite resources from our partner organizations supporting precisely this work. These tools can be useful in a variety of contexts – individually, in a religious community, in a classroom, or in a workplace.
Silma Suba
article - October 22, 2020
On the edge of a particularly contentious election and with a new surge of COVID-19 cases, campuses across the nation are feeling the heat as they prepare to support their community before and after the elections.
Pritpal Kaur
article - October 19, 2020
How can faith communities combat religious based bias and bullying? At the Sikh Coalition, we have been encouraging parents to take a proactive approach by introducing resources and opportunities to their young children’s teachers.
Shauna Morin
article - October 12, 2020
While it appears that conservatives are suffering most in terms of losing young voters in this moment, findings from the Knight Foundation report remind us that college-goers’ “enthusiasm is low for both major candidates and their parties.”
Multiple Authors
video - October 12, 2020
What do we do the day after the election? What is the America we are building together? Listen in to this rich conversation as these civic leaders engage in a rich discussion on preparing to live and lead in 2021 America.
Silma Suba
article - October 8, 2020
Some are pieces of what they inherited, and others are bits and pieces of what they're experiencing.
Silma Suba
article - October 5, 2020
While some campuses have begun implementing innovative virtual programs to see how they perform, others are navigating technological and financial challenges brought around by the pandemic.
Multiple Authors
video - October 2, 2020
And if you believe in justice, how can you have a system that perpetuates so much injustice. If you believe in redemption, our system is just punitive it's not redemptive.
Paul Raushenbush
article - October 1, 2020
"No, the Internet is not bad.  But, very bad things can happen there, and the way it is being shaped by capitalistic interests on the one hand, and controlled by authoritarian interests on the other, pose grave threats to a democratic and pluralistic
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
article - January 14, 2021
...But if you follow the evidence from the very start and all throughout, President Trump has thrived in generating chaos and stirring up doubt. Was this a premeditated effort that was designed to create some larger future momentum?
Aaron Talley
article - January 13, 2021
I’ve been thinking about my death more than ever lately. Not suicidally, but quite frankly, it’s eventuality. I wish the world could understand what it means to be Black during the middle of a pandemic. Like pulling petals off a flower...
J.T. Snipes
article - January 13, 2021
On a predominately White campus that didn’t have its first Black student (Robert Gilbert) or Black faculty member (Vivienne Malone-Mayes) until the 1960s, Black bodies have always be situated as out of place
Nathan Stanton
article - January 12, 2021
While the spirit of the Capitol was very confrontational the spirit of the Lincoln Memorial was conciliatory. While the atmosphere of the Capitol felt hazardous the other was healing. I guess those “better angels of our nature” reside there with...
Mark Silk
article - January 11, 2021
But by the end of the 19th century, Atlanta's white Christian elite became intent on disenfranchising its Black residents and pushing the Jews out of its social clubs and corridors of power.
Musa al-Gharbi
- January 9, 2021
If higher education is going to help at all in the present moment, it won't be by reinforcing student and faculty tendencies to smugly disparage 'those people' as stupid, ignorant, racist, sexist, whatever.
Kanika Magee
article - January 7, 2021
"This underpinning of bigotry, rooted in hate and fear, fueled by the remarks of a racist and sexist President, fanned by the orchestrated support and glaring silence of those who should know better, led us slowly and calculatedly to January 6, 2021"
Sandra Lawson
video - January 5, 2021
"In the prayer we have the words ‘Ufros Aleinu Sukkat Shlomecha’ it’s a plea asking God to provide protection over us, to provide a shelter of peace. And with everything that has transpired in this last year, we could use some shelter."
Anna Del Castillo
article - January 5, 2021
"In my solitude, I reflect on what has been one of the most sorrowful, destructive, and isolating years in human history. On this last day of the year 2020, I think of the 1.8 million lives lost to COVID-19. Our planet lost 1.8 million vibrant..."
Multiple Authors
article - December 11, 2020
What if wearing a mask was a matter of ritual–a blessed commandment that reminds us of our service to one another? How is the collective consciousness of Islam shaped among Black Americans?
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
article - December 7, 2020
When it is your time it is your time. There is no power that you can muster that will prevent death from calling on any of our souls. This has been a year of death. For me it was ushered in before the pandemic when my “Irish twin” sister Jehan passed
Nathan Stanton
article - December 7, 2020
A young woman used to the constriction of religious culture, begins a journey to answer a deep cry from within her soul. At once shedding past expectations and entering a world full of cathartic promise.
Anna Del Castillo
video - December 7, 2020
In a Zoom interview, Anna sat down with Walae Hayek to discuss how she turned her passion into action, the inspiration behind Arabs Against Oppression, and the vision she has for the future of her advocacy work.
Sandra Lawson
video - December 2, 2020
In Judaism, we offer a Mi Sheberach prayer for those who are ill or recovering from a sickness. I offer this song as a prayer for healing for all of us. Our country is sick. We are sick from an actual pandemic, and we are sick from a society that...
Kanika Magee
article - December 1, 2020
I have been deeply touched and inspired by what has resulted. Yet, I have been struck by the fact that what happened to George Floyd was actually stunning to people. For as long as I have been alive my community has lifted its chorus to condemn...
Teresa Mateus
article - November 30, 2020
"Is it a surprise, then, that the democracy we live into is so fragile? Maybe not. Is it so surprising that so many oath takers, with big pockets, big power to lose, would violate the ritual of oath giving for personal prosperity? Probably not."
Shaunesse' Jacobs
article - November 30, 2020
"...dictatorial rulers, corruption, voter suppression, police brutality, and innumerable unwarranted deaths. These are but a few descriptors that comprise “everyday” in 2020. What does an everyday God look like in a stretch of time that defies..."
Kenji Kuramitsu
article - November 23, 2020
"Undertaking this trip in the Trump era challenged me to think about our own narratives in a way that resisted the easy, decorative multiculturalism so ascendant during the Obama years..."
Raja G. Bhattar
article - November 23, 2020
As a queer and gender-fluid kid, I never felt comfortable being myself with family and found any excuse possible to avoid the performance required for me to look happy and “normal” as my mother used to say.
Musa al-Gharbi
article - November 16, 2020
"Religious people seem to lack faith in the Democratic Party. Critically, this is not just a weakness among Christians, but among believers of all stripes. These dynamics have persisted for more than a decade now, across multiple administrations..."
Emily McFarlan Miller
article - November 12, 2020
“You can’t just jump to hope,” the presiding bishop said afterward. “There’s a process you have to go through. There are no shortcuts to it.”
Kanika Magee
article - November 10, 2020
"Red. Blue. White. Democrat. Republican. Independent. Socialist. South. North. West. East. Protester. Rioter. Freedom Fighter. American. Voter. What are we really trying to say?"
Aaron Talley
article - November 10, 2020
"...In retrospect, that switch to the New Testament forecasted the role tarot plays in my life now. Though a bleak beginning, I was discovering that spirituality was something I would have to co-create with God for myself."
Amina Mohamed
article - November 9, 2020
"...In this journey, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the state of education, what it means to be a classroom teacher, and more importantly: what radicalized me as a teacher?..."
Kenji Kuramitsu
article - November 9, 2020
"The inner lives of young people today abound in apparent paradox. The most wired generation on record is also the loneliest; desire for non-partisan political exchange is soaring even as opportunities to engage in it are shrinking..."
Raja G. Bhattar
article - November 5, 2020
How can we heal as a nation when we can’t listen to each other? How can we build communities when we can’t even exchange hugs or break bread together?
Simran Jeet Singh
- November 3, 2020
Addressing violence requires the voices of all who are affected by it. No group has the cultural expertise to do it alone.
Nathan Stanton
article - November 2, 2020
"So now we stand in the wake of and on the precipice of disease and disaster as a nation. No matter the choice for leader of the free world that is finalized, we’ll find our real comfort has officially deserted us."
Juhem Navarro-Rivera
article - October 30, 2020
In addition to their generally positive evaluation of Black Lives Matter, secular people agree with one of the root causes for the movement’s existence.
Sandra Lawson
article - October 29, 2020
This song is our rallying cry, to never give up, remember the struggle, and always strive to see each other as created in the image of God because when we do, we treat each other with love, dignity, and respect.
Adelle M. Banks
article - October 28, 2020
Leaders of the three coalitions held a Zoom call to highlight the statement and the work they are doing to acknowledge racial history and tensions in their cities and elsewhere in the country.
Shaunesse' Jacobs
article - October 28, 2020
Have you ever known you were indubitably correct on an important topic that people have debated for years? In the confidence of your accuracy, has someone ever presented a counterargument that made you complicit in wrongness?
Nathan Stanton
article - October 28, 2020
The following short story and poem are a part of a series of vignettes from Stanton that we will be publishing each month and are connected to a larger narrative called Master Peace.
Aysha Khan
article - October 27, 2020
Jackson’s work as an inside voting organizer was funded by Pillars of the Community, a faith-based criminal justice advocacy group led by Black Muslims in southeast San Diego. Leaders of the group say they want to see an America without prisons.
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
article - October 22, 2020
May the Creator of the Universe unite our souls and helps us all to be more consistent – and able to be able to sit and consider each other’s perspectives as part of the journey that makes us whole.
Musa al-Gharbi
- October 9, 2020
Unfortunately, underlying this partisan consensus lies a stark reality: Muslims do face significant discrimination within the United States.
Eboo Patel
article - January 22, 2021
His message was clear: For the future to have a chance at all, parts of the past had to be left behind, and all of us have to convene around common symbols.
Eboo Patel
- January 15, 2021
It is reasonable to believe that King would support holding people accountable for crimes committed, but King also held a higher hope for at least some of those who were part of the mob.
Eboo Patel
article - January 8, 2021
At the U.S. Capitol this week, a cathedral of the song of pluralism, the blood-curdling screams of a mob did their best to drown out that American song.
Eboo Patel and Mary Ellen Giess
article - January 6, 2021
When there is no obvious or conclusive response, a range of diverse viewpoints – from different racial, ideological, religious, and class backgrounds – can shed light on new insights and collectively shape a path forward into a new era.
Eboo Patel & Paul Raushenbush
article - December 23, 2020
In this terrible moment, the vaccines that have been developed are nothing less than a modern miracle. America's diverse faith communities can play a central role.
Eboo Patel
article - December 9, 2020
Eric is especially concerned that the muscle of citizenship is getting weaker at the same time as white nationalism, authoritarianism, wealth concentration and polarization are growing.
Eboo Patel
article - November 24, 2020
If you listen closely, you can hear echoes of Springsteen in the victory speeches of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris last Saturday night. There is the realization that life is hard and still full of wonder.
Eboo Patel
- November 11, 2020
There is no ‘Us vs Them’ in their language, there is only ‘Us’. There is no talk of revenge, only talk of unifying. They have a bone-deep sense of the most important work ahead: to lift up marginalized voices, and bridge widening divides. 
Eboo Patel
article - November 3, 2020
This election may take time and patience as we wait for every vote to be counted. The strength of our democracy is worth the wait. 
Eboo Patel
article - October 19, 2020
IFYC stands in partnership with other civic organizations across the country who are committed to ensuring a free and fair election. We are also thinking about how we come together in the days and weeks that follow November 3.
Eboo Patel
article - October 15, 2020
And for Josh, the only way for America to achieve its higher purpose is if all Americans have a chance to achieve their higher purpose. And that has everything to do with the words ‘listening’ and ‘relationships’.
Eboo Patel
article - September 29, 2020
America did not always live up to the ideals of our European Founders when it came to welcoming religious diversity.
Eboo Patel
article - September 24, 2020
"We should launch a movement to train tens of thousands of democratic conversation curators over the next several years - people skilled in bridging the divide across various people and between spirituality and civic engagement within people."
Eboo Patel
article - September 20, 2020
If there is anyone who doubts that revolutionary change is possible within America’s democratic processes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Eboo Patel
article - September 10, 2020
"Mohammad Salman Hamdani has been denied some of the recognition that many think should be his due, given the combination of heroic sacrifice and prejudice-driven suspicion."
Eboo Patel
article - July 27, 2020
Eboo Patel reflects on the life & work of late U.S Representative John Lewis: "John Lewis was one of the heroes of the Civil Rights movement who knew when and how to protest, and when and how to build. It is an example worth studying and following."
Eboo Patel
article - July 6, 2020
"King took Gandhi’s lens into his own reading of the Bible and applied it the first chance he got, as leader of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. These were only the first few steps on King’s road as an interfaith leader."
Eboo Patel
article - June 26, 2020
Eboo speaks with famous businessman Steve Sarowitz to understand how he is inspired by his faith to fight against racism: "If the system is broken, you can’t keep the system, even if it’s messy to get rid of it."
Eboo Patel with Rev. Jen Bailey
article - June 23, 2020
A key insight from Eboos conversation with Rev Jen Bailey: The people in the Black Lives Matter movement who did the frontline responding and the disrupting did their work so well that they changed the space entirely, now we need to do our work well.
Eboo Patel
article - June 16, 2020
"Our nation is in transition, a demographic transition...as we become a majority people of color country. I want to be part of that...In the idea of revolutionary love, I feel as if I’ve found my song, and I’ll be singing it until I’m an old woman.”
Eboo Patel
article - June 11, 2020
Eboo converses with Rev. Nathan Stanton about his plans to take his family of seven on a year-long national tour focused on racial reconciliation. "The world needs love."