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Higher Education

Interfaith America works with hundreds of colleges across the country to develop courses, programs, and campus-wide plans.


Foundations of Interfaith Leadership

A roadmap for developing (or continuing to develop) the vision, knowledge, and skills required to contribute to the realization of a truly interfaith America.

About Higher Education

The Big Picture

Interfaith America has two decades of experience as a partner to hundreds of universities with a range of affiliations including public, nonsectarian, and religious. We aim to make the vibrancy of our religious diversity a vital part of the college experience.

The Opportunity

Throughout American history campuses have incubated social change and shaped leaders. Campuses are sites for research and scholarship, community engagement, encountering deep differences, and building habits of civic leadership. That’s why our longstanding programs are rooted in the power and promise of U.S. higher education. When students are shaped into leaders who leave college equipped with the skills and desire to engage in religious differences, our diverse democracy flourishes.

What We Do

Our programs and resources build the capacity of campus educators, administrators, and students. We offer grants and other funding, learning tools, and curricula, as well as consulting and training for campuses or networks. We organize spaces (in-person and virtual) for relationship building, strategic planning, and leadership development.

Featured Higher Education Resources

#Interfaith: Engaging Religious Diversity Online

Participants gain access to a treasure trove of resources, tools, and funding to build interfaith programs on campus.

Interfaith Cooperation for Our Times

Read about institutional efforts to broaden, deepen, and strengthen commitments to interfaith teaching and learning.

For Faculty

Prepare a new generation to engage across lines of religious difference with interfaith studies.

Building Interfaith America Campus Grant

Implement an interfaith course, program, or initiative to address an identified need or opportunity.

Institute on Teaching and Learning for Campus-Wide Interfaith Excellence

Prepare to transform your campuses into an environment where interfaith cooperation thrives.

Presidents Institute on Diversity and the Catholic Conscience

Explore how an institution’s religious tradition can equip the president to advance and narrate campus diversity priorities.


IDEALS is a groundbreaking national study of religious diversity in higher education.

Students who attend active IA colleges are more committed to leading interfaith efforts to create positive changes in society.


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