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Is Repentance a Matter of Words or Deeds?

Joe: "In the stories of Jesus that ground my own faith tradition, repentance and forgiveness are common themes." Rebecca: "Jewish tradition sees both words and deeds as key components of repentance - one is not sufficient without the other."

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Campuses Plan for High Holidays During Pandemic

"Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, Rabbis and Jewish Life coordinators across campuses are hoping to take the High Holidays as a moment to spread the same message: that though times are dire now, there is always hope."

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Kenosha's Rabbi Offers Prayer For Her City

"Eternal Beacon of Clarity and Compassion:  We ask you to help us see our moral failings, found in the blindness and self-centeredness that keep us from confronting the truth that we live in a society built on systemic racism."

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Why Our Church Decided to Be a Voting Site

We may not worship in our building for another six months to a year but, God help us, we will be part of the American project of our diverse democracy, enabling every vote to truly count.

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Black Leaders & the Future of Higher Education

IFYC’s president and founder, Eboo Patel, joined Fred Davie (Executive Vice President, Union Theological Seminary), Mary Dana Hinton (President, Hollins University), and Lori White (President, DePauw University) for an engaging conversation.

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Is Repentance a Matter of Words or Deeds?
Campuses Plan for High Holidays During Pandemic
Kenosha's Rabbi Offers Prayer For Her City
Why Our Church Decided to Be a Voting Site
Black Leaders & the Future of Higher Education

INTERFAITH AMERICA

Becca Hartman-Pickerill
article - September 15, 2020
We may not worship in our building for another six months to a year but, God help us, we will be part of the American project of our diverse democracy, enabling every vote to truly count.
Valarie Kaur
article - September 10, 2020
"I felt a deep longing for relief, and a desire to change the story. I thought of my reconciliation with Roshan and how it had created a new story for both of us. I realized that in all the places I had mourned, the perpetrator was always missing."
Allyson Zacharoff
article - September 9, 2020
"And this whole opportunity came about because some very eager priests and nuns pushed me out of the way—but it also came about because I was open to talking with someone who was very different than me"
Carolina Borjas
article - September 8, 2020
"Whether you were born in a post-9/11 era or just became a U.S. citizen like me, this is our time to ask questions and let our voices be heard by casting our ballot."
Pardeep Singh Kaleka
article - August 31, 2020
"To embrace the uniqueness and divinity in which God created us means to look at yourself with the same awe that you look at the world. To embrace faith is to see the worth in not only in yourself but in others, and in everyone."
Farah Siddiqui
article - August 18, 2020
"For a lot of people like me who come from different cultural or religious backgrounds, the choice at work sometimes becomes a choice between changing or hiding parts of who we are to fit in, which can potentially lead to more success in our careers"
Arpan Chokshi
article - August 17, 2020
"Honest, uncomfortable conversations can be the catalyst that leads educators to commit to concrete actions to create anti-racist schools."
Yaa Baker
article - August 12, 2020
"To be effective advocates, our activism must also be multifaceted to include issues such as race, and background as well as hearing-impaired people who are incarcerated."
Shagufta Ahmed
article - August 11, 2020
"Love your neighbor, make sure they’re counted. The role you play can make a significant difference in whether your community’s voice is heard and their needs are met – not just today, but for the next ten years."
Parth Bhansali
article - August 11, 2020
"One of the most touching moments of support was how our Muslim neighbors cared for my Hindu parents. They brought us pans of biryani and offered a religious shawl meant to grant one wish."
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"
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."
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."
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.
Silma Suba
article - July 8, 2020
50 years ago, members of the Black Student Union (BSU) marched on stage at the Memorial Auditorium at Stanford during a campuswide convention on White Racism in America and read aloud a list of demands for racial justice on campus.
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."
Carr Harkrader
article - July 1, 2020
The following list of Black Americans, including Pauli Murray, all have showcased the “illimitable heights” (another insightful line from Murray) America can reach when we demand justice, life, and liberty for all.  

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