About Us

Mission & Vision

Interfaith America team members meet in conference room.

Vision

Religious diversity is a foundational American strength. Interfaith America is building a nation that achieves that promise for the common good.

Mission

Interfaith America’s mission is to inspire, equip, and connect leaders and institutions to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity.

Our Story

From Interfaith Youth Core to Interfaith America

Interfaith America was founded in 2002 based on the idea that religious difference should serve as a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. Since that time, Interfaith America has evolved from a small Chicago-based nonprofit to the nation’s premier interfaith organization.

Map in Interfaith America office with pins showing all the schools IA works with.

Sectors Where We Work

Led by Founder and President Eboo Patel, Interfaith America inspires, equips, and connects leaders and institutions to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity. Utilizing a research-backed approach, IA works across higher education, racial equity, health, workplace, bridgebuilding, democracy, and technology.

What We Do

We provide expert consultation, training, curricula, and resources to positively engage religious diversity. We value collaboration, developing robust institutional partnerships to leverage interfaith cooperation as a proven approach in solving challenges.

Telling Our Story

We curate a broad, deep media platform to share stories of interfaith cooperation and work with seasoned journalists and social media to combat polarization and promote bridgebuilding.

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Building Interfaith America

Interfaith America will serve as a catalyst, a resource, and a partner for building Interfaith America the nation. We delight in knowing that we walk this path with many others — college campuses, government agencies, houses of worship, civic groups, media organizations, private companies, other interfaith organizations, and individuals of goodwill everywhere. The 21st-century American city on a hill has a steeple, a mosque, a synagogue, a sangha, a ward, a temple, a gurudwara, a secular humanist society, and more. You and I are not just citizens of this city — together, we are architects of it. Now, let’s build.

A Potluck Nation

Achieving for the Common Good

We’re Experts in Leadership

We inspire, equip, and connect leaders and institutions to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity.

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Campus Partners

involved in interfaith work at an institutional level.

$200K+

Produce students more committed to leading interfaith efforts & creating positive societal change.

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Awarded to interfaith leaders in 2021

Join us today!

Get inspired, equipped, and connected to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity.