The NAIN offers a unique opportunity to include younger representatives (ages 16-35) in a valuable interfaith encounter during the 2013 NAINConnect in Toronto, ON, Canada. This scholarship recognizes young adults across the continent who are actively engaged in important work at the high school, college, graduate, and professional level.
Our first day in Panama, we stepped off the plane and into the synagogue, a large, beautiful building with a wrought iron gate to seal the deal. Of the sixteen of us on the trip, I, being the daughter of an Argentine immigrant, was the only one who spoke fluent Spanish and I noticed many of my traveling companions already felt out of place since every time they wanted to ask for something they needed me to translate for them.
***Announcement from Americans for Informed Democracy (AIDemocracy)*********
Americans for Informed Democracy (AIDemocracy) is a national youth network debating and speaking out about US global engagement. We are young global citizens demanding a more peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world. We are seeking a new class of Innovators in Cultural Diplomacy, as part of our flagship Hope Not Hate program fostering greater understanding between the US and Muslim worlds. Innovators are proven young leaders eager to lead dialogue and events promoting interfaith understanding on their campuses and in their communities.
I’m incredibly excited to serve as an alumni consultant during the development of this year’s National Youth Justice Training, and can’t wait to see program come to fruition in the following months. This transformative three-week social justice training for high-school youth offers interactive social justice education and real-world internships.
After last week’s #DCfaith twitter chat, I began thinking more about my experiences with interfaith in my small town. Although at least one interfaith group exists where I live, I never seem to hear about events until after they’ve already happened, and as far as I know, none of them have been specifically for youth.
Something I learned from public school was that not everybody has the same opportunities as you, and some people have more opportunities. I learned about different cultures of my friends who are not from the Unites States, and I also learned to become friends with people I normally wouldn’t be friends with.
This event is a dramatization where everyone participates in experiencing what hunger looks like in the world founded by UNICEF.
Around the world and within the US, human sex-trafficking is occurring. There are as many as 27 million slaves in the world. 200,000 are American children. We have those who suffer from poverty, unfairly neglected by the government and unable to receive minimal housing, food, and education. Those who suffer from ailments not covered under their health benefits.
I speak from personal experience. I have a brother with so-called “learning issues” and although he does have difficulty learning, I don’t think it is so much a problem of his, but a problem of the system. He never decided what way of learning was best for him. My parents have struggled, and are still struggling to fit him into the rigid education system that becomes more stale with each passing year.
During my assembly at school two weeks ago, two girls came in to speak about Hand in Hand, their school in Israel/Palestine. They described their experience at Hand and Hand, […]