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IFYC is Closing for a Week – Here’s Why

IFYC is closing for a week to honor our staff’s need for rest and respite in these extraordinary times.

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Student Religious Leaders Look to the Fall

Access the recorded webinar with student leaders from diverse worldviews and across America sharing how their leadership has shifted and their hopes and anxieties about the upcoming semester.

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Why Leading the ILI is Personal for Me

"When I got the chance to work at IFYC years later, I jumped at it; I wanted to create spaces where students like me, and very much unlike me, could talk about these critical issues."

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What U.S. Colleges Lose If We Lose International Students

Both students and campus administrators believe there is a higher need to recognize the value international students bring to campuses and the recent ICE regulations have propelled them to revisit and think about their approach towards them.

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What We Can Learn from John Lewis

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."

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IFYC is Closing for a Week – Here’s Why
Student Religious Leaders Look to the Fall
Why Leading the ILI is Personal for Me
What U.S. Colleges Lose If We Lose International Students
What We Can Learn from John Lewis

INTERFAITH AMERICA

Silma Suba
article - August 10, 2020
"I realize that this is an opportunity to really have these conversations and make change where I can, but honestly, it’s exhausting to be the person who has to educate non-Black people about what it’s like to be Black in this country"
Becca Hartman-Pickerill
article - July 31, 2020
IFYC is closing for a week to honor our staff’s need for rest and respite in these extraordinary times.
Carr Harkrader
article - July 31, 2020
Access the recorded webinar with student leaders from diverse worldviews and across America sharing how their leadership has shifted and their hopes and anxieties about the upcoming semester.
Carr Harkrader
article - July 30, 2020
"When I got the chance to work at IFYC years later, I jumped at it; I wanted to create spaces where students like me, and very much unlike me, could talk about these critical issues."
Silma Suba
article - July 29, 2020
Both students and campus administrators believe there is a higher need to recognize the value international students bring to campuses and the recent ICE regulations have propelled them to revisit and think about their approach towards them.
Kianna Ruff
article - July 27, 2020
This powerful photo essay narrates Kianna Ruff's experience marching with over 15,000 people for Black Trans lives in Brooklyn on June 14. "The love present during this moment was overpowering and the spirit of God was indeed present."
Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan
article - July 27, 2020
The complex emotions of exilic texts mirror my own complicated relationship with the United States—the way that I am aware on a cellular level that this place is simultaneously both home and not home.
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."
Silma Suba
article - July 24, 2020
"Black people are only brought in when it's time to talk about racial justice and even then, they are spoken over or receive pushback, and that's been difficult to experience and witness."
David Gayes
article - July 24, 2020
"The devaluing of the disabled life is a shameful part of our culture, as evidenced by public policies that mandate caregiving in institutions but not in our own homes."
Mary Ellen Giess
article - July 23, 2020
The work of Gwendolyn Brooks – the commitment to citizenship, the commitment to equity, the commitment to artistry, and the commitment to education – is ongoing.  It is just as essential today as ever before in these disruptive times.
Rabbi Shai Held
article - July 21, 2020
"Instead, the psalm evokes the reality that the conversation between hope and despair is never fully and finally resolved. If you’ve ever had the experience of bucking yourself up, lifting your sagging spirit one moment, and then sinking back into.."
Paul Raushenbush
article - July 21, 2020
"In the Cathedral, the Mosque, the Synagogue, the Temple, the Gurdwara, of John Robert Lewis’ spirit, the doors are open wide to all the people, the wisdom of every tradition is shared"
Je’ Hooper
article - July 21, 2020
"Truthfully, prayer is a petition of one’s agency and/or emotional intelligence and what Humanist would deny anyone the right to enhance their belief or understanding, in order to develop coping strategies with a world facing various challenges."
Kinza Khan
article - July 20, 2020
"In addition to the common challenges that come with being a young lawyer, I have the added fight that many young, minority or female attorneys have in this field as well as many other fields."
Francis X. Clooney, SJ
article - July 20, 2020
This lovely Psalm is a favorite for many of us, I suspect, because it is a simple, heartfelt, and plaintive cry in a time of trouble while also providing consolation. It has always been a particular favorite of mine, with its yearning mingled with...
Silma Suba
article - July 17, 2020
Deciding for a religious community when not everybody in the community is aligned with your views is challenging. Faith leaders like Imam Irshad Osman, Rev. Taylor Gould, and Rabbi Joshua Stanton share their experiences during the pandemic.
Hannah Minks
video - July 16, 2020
If you’re a staff person wondering how interfaith work can look on your campus, look no further than our friend, Zandra Wagoner, who has a keen ability to both serve students on the ground and create institutional change.
Samantha Nichols
article - July 16, 2020
"My heart is the rocky soil, thoroughly unprepared for the scorching heat of a public health crisis, quick to adapt to an uncertain situation but just as quick to break, harboring more disappointment and anger than trust and love."
Yoni Avi Battat
video - July 15, 2020
Yoni Avi Battat performs a powerful and entertaining piece based on Psalm 114.
Ruth Messinger with Or Rose
article - July 15, 2020
Ruth Messinger and Or Rose expound on Psalm 114 by putting it in conversation with the story of Exodus... "One of the key messages of this brief text is that the natural world was intimately involved in this epic tale of liberation..."

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