This video was produced to illustrate what interfaith leadership can look like for students starting to develop and exercise their skills. Our beginner student video features Steph Holland at Hamlin University. Steph received our Rising Star award in 2019 because of his ability to hit the ground running in organizing interfaith activities for fellow students—he’s always exercising the skills of interfaith leadership. He actively builds relationships with a diverse student body, he notices the religious diversity in a room, and he creates opportunities for meaningful dialogue and community-building among people with diverse beliefs. Steph got a lot of his interfaith leadership training at the IFYC Interfaith Leadership Institute – read more about how you can benefit from that training opportunity here.
This video can be used for a variety of educational purposes:
At IFYC, we’re often asked what we want student interfaith leaders to actually do—this video gives you concrete examples. Use this video to observe how Steph carries himself as a leader, how he interacts with others and the kinds of opportunities he organizes for people to come together to engage diversity in impactful ways. You can find a story about relationships across deep worldview difference here.