The Interfaith Leadership Institute (ILI) is the largest gathering of students and educators with a commitment to American religious pluralism. Each year, hundreds of people who care about the future of our religiously diverse society converge in Chicago to learn, train, share, and get inspired to bring the movement for interfaith cooperation back to their campuses and communities. Over the course of three days, participants learn to bridge divides and forge friendships across lines of religious and worldview differences. Come to the ILI with the passion to bring people together and leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to make it happen.
Who can come to an ILI?
Any undergraduate student, graduate student, or educator at a college or university within the United States is eligible to attend. Please note that graduate students are considered educators at IFYC and cannot register for student tracks. This is because our student tracks are designed with undergraduate student experiences in mind.
While educators are welcome to attend without their students, IFYC recommends that campuses bring multiple students and educators to the ILI so that when you return to campus, you have a network already established to implement the skills gained. For this reason, there is no cap on how many participants from one campus can attend. We recommend sending mixed group of students and educators from various faiths and traditions, majors, and levels of involvement with interfaith cooperation.
- Friday, August 3, 2018 – Sunday, August 5, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
- Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60654