The Interfaith Leadership Summit is the nation’s largest gathering of students and educators with a commitment to American religious pluralism. Registration is open for this year’s in-person Summit, to be held August 12-14 in Chicago. A longstanding signature program of Interfaith America, the event attracts attendees of different religions and worldviews who learn skills to build connections, forge friendships, and be bridgebuilders on their campuses.
Lisa Doi and the Rev. Byron Tyler Coles, part of the Interfaith America Emerging Leaders Network, are trainers at this year’s event. In a recent Instagram Live conversation with Interfaith America’s Harmeet Kaur Kamboj, they share their journey, their favorite parts of the convening, and advice for first-timers attending the Summit this summer.
The conversation has been condensed for clarity.