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Interfaith work

A number of nontheist or nonreligious young people are doing interfaith work, according to Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that works with college and university campuses to equip young people for cooperative service and dialogue around shared values. Nearly 1 in 4 IFYC alums identify as atheist (4.7 percent), agnostic (7.1 percent), secular humanist (5.3 percent), or spiritual but not religious (6.5 percent). “The number of IFYC alums that identify as atheist, agnostic or secular humanist is about as much as our Roman Catholic, Hindu and Buddhist alumni combined,” said IFYC director of alumni relations Amber Hacker.


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