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Throughout the year we offer easy to access webinars that explore some of the most pressing topics in higher education and civic life – whether it be integrating interfaith cooperation and racial equity, issues of free speech on campus, promoting pluralism during divisive times, or new research into student development. Join us in conversation with leaders from higher education, religion, and other areas as we explore the important questions of living in a diverse democracy. Upcoming webinars are updated below along with our library of recorded past webinars. 

Upcoming Webinars

Interfaith for Rookies: A Two-Part Training (Part 1)

May 4, 2021 12:00pm CST

Join fellow rookies in part 1 of a conversation that courageously and compassionately explores our religious diversity and how to leverage that diversity for the common good. You must attend both sessions since they build on one another.

Interfaith for Rookies: A Two-Part Training (Part 2)

May 18, 2021 12:00pm CST

This is part 2 of the series where those new to interfaith work can learn the ropes. It is required to attend both parts as they build off one another. Part 1 gives budding interfaith leaders a taste of why openly discussing religious diversity and values is important, and Part 2 provides an opportunity to design meaningful interfaith dialogue opportunities.

A year after George Floyd's murder: How Black Interfaith can give hope to America

June 2, 2021 11:00am CST

May 25 marks the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, which sparked a summer of global protest and public commitments to root out racial inequity. This tragedy inspired IFYC’s team to ask a simple question, what if Black people, stories and leadership were at the center of US interfaith cooperation work?

Recorded Webinar Library

View the below and access the wider library of past, recorded webinars covering interfaith cooperation on campus, higher education research, best practice sharing, and more.

Teaching Diversity Online - A Chronicle Webinar

Dr. Paul LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University & Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Founder of IDEO U speak to Goldie Blumenstyk at the Chronicle of Higher Education about teaching about diversity in virtual classrooms.

What Interfaith Leadership Looks Like Online

Amanda Quraishi, Joshua Stanton, Simran Jeet Singh share essential elements of online interfaith leadership including: using technology for religious literacy and careful use of digital meetings spaces for meaningful discussions.

Faculty Insights for Teaching Interfaith Online

Faculty members, Barbara McGraw, Dawn Moore, Younus Mirza, and Hans Gustafson discuss challenges, opportunities, and best practices for teaching interfaith topics virtually.

Interfaith Studies & Racial Equity: A Conversation

Laurie L. Patton, Eboo Patel, and Calvin Taylor present on how the intersection of interfaith engagement and racial equity can be explored in the classroom.


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Online Communities

IFYC is offering four online learning communities for specific sets of universities: public universities, historically black colleges and universities, and Christ-centered colleges and universities. Each group will gather peers to share ideas, connect with IFYC staff, and discuss best practices for interfaith work in their common sector.

Interfaith Leadership Video Series

We partnered with Dominican University to build an eight-lesson curriculum exploring the fundamentals of Interfaith Leadership through generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. The world today requires interfaith leaders. This course offers a comprehensive and academically rigorous examination of the concept.

Browse Our Resource Library

Over the years we’ve published articles, training templates, podcasts, and more, drawing on insights and research from college and university campuses across the country.

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