Earlier this week we hosted Chantal McGill of Chicago’s Interfaith Youth Core. Chantal was in Canada on a State Department International Information Program (IIP) and visited Ottawa and Calgary.
While in Ottawa, Chantal led an interfaith roundtable with several members of Ottawa’s faith and interfaith community. Participants of all ages discussed several events and programs that have taken place in Ottawa, including the Multifaith Week of Action – Ottawa 2010. Check out that video link (that underlined text you just read) - it showcases a number of events organized with the purpose of uniting individuals of different religions through a common cause: helping others.
If you are a young person of faith looking for an opportunity to make a change, or if you know of a young person who might fit the bill, look into becoming/nominating a A Faiths Act Fellow. The Faiths Act Fellowship is a paid 11-month experience for young leaders inspired by faith, 20 to 27 years of age from the UK, Canada, India and the US, who are committed to interreligious engagement, social justice, and global service. It has Fellows pairing with leading NGOs to fire up faith communities to act together in the fight against global inequity… and to prove to the world that Faiths Act!!
Applications will be available August 2010.
To learn more, stay tuned to www.faithsactfellows.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.