One of the important organizations that the Xaverian Missionaries collaborate with is Interfaith Youth Core based in Chicago. IFYC encourages, trains, and develops interfaith leadership in college campuses across the country. Here they provide two interesting podcasts on interfaith literacy.
In a country more religiously diverse than ever, it is critical for people to understand the vital and inspirational knowledge—the traditions, the values, and the history—of religious and non-religious identities. What is the common knowledge that we all should know? Common Knowledge is a regular podcast featuring interviews and stories from leaders around the interfaith movement focusing on what we call “interfaith literacy”—the knowledge necessary to be a leader in a religiously diverse world. Find us on iTunes and SoundCloud.
Atheism, Humanism, & Interfaith (with Chris Stedman)
This episode, we talk to Chris Stedman, author and Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University, about what it means to be both an atheist and an interfaith activist. Prerna Abbi, a secular Hindu, tells us about how an encounter in middle school involving PB&J sandwiches influenced her view of religion.
What Is Interfaith Literacy? (with Eboo Patel)
In our first episode, you’ll meet our hosts, Cassie and Carr, unpack the big idea that is interfaith literacy with Eboo Patel, and hear the story of a Christian minister from Chicago who learned a profound pastoral lesson from Buddhist monks in Thailand.