Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) was founded by Eboo Patel, and its mission is to create a system of people and campuses where interfaith cooperation is the norm. The organization continues the tradition of modern interfaith work which started in 1893 with the Parliament of World’s Religions. However, IFYC is less focused on theoretical dialogue and more focused on action. They provide free educator resources on their website, organize training conferences, and provide grant funding for scholars to create or revise undergraduate courses that integrate interfaith themes. Noah Silverman is their senior director of learning and partnerships and Katie Baxter is their Vice President of Program Strategy.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s profile of Eboo Patel, IFYC’s founder and president
- Faith Is the Diversity Issue Ignored by Colleges. Here’s Why That Needs to Change by Eboo Patel, Chronicle of Higher Education
- The first chapter of Eboo’s most recent book, Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise, which lays out IFYC’s organizational vision, is online
- The first chapter of his book, Interfaith Leadership: A Primer, on IFYC’s organizational methodology,is also online
- Eboo writes a blog for Inside Higher Ed that addresses identity and diversity issues in higher education
- A piece on excellence in interfaith engagement: Leadership Practices for Interfaith Excellence in Higher Education by Eboo Patel, Katie Baxter, and Noah Silverman, Liberal Education
- A piece on tribalism and marginalization in contemporary culture: A Nation Under Two Flags: Liberal Education, Interfaith Literacy, and the New American Holy War by Eboo Patel, Liberal Education
- IFYC’s annual Interfaith Leadership Institute was featured on PBS News Hour
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