International Youth Leaders programme
The recruitment deadline for an exciting opportunity for Christians and Muslims to take part in an interfaith programme in Rwanda is now fast approaching!
In partnership with PROCMURA (Programme for Christian & Muslim Relations in Africa) and their regional offices in Rwanda, Interfaith Scotland, the Church of Scotland and key Islamic institutions in Scotland have embarked on a project that aims to build the capacity of young people to become interfaith ambassadors both locally and internationally. We are offering a group of young people (ages 18-35) the chance to explore their faith, issues facing young people, religion and international relations over the next 12 months.
The group selected will receive training and orientation over the summer to prepare them for a week's excursion to the PROCMURA office in Rwanda where they will learn from a model of joint faith collaboration and dialogue. Other aspects of the trip will focus on developing key leadership skills to bring back to Scotland to continue this year-long programme through discussion and exploration of social and political issues. They will also learn all-important lessons from the genocide that took place in 1994. In November 2017 the participants will be participating in events for Scottish Interfaith Week and in 2018 they will present at an International Interfaith Conference for young people as part of the Scottish Government's Year of Young People.
We are looking for people who are interested in these topics, can commit to the project from July 2017-June 2018 and can demonstrate that they are open to new challenges. They must also be a team player and ambitious for their future.
Participants will be expected to raise a minimum of £300 each by July 30th 2017. Applications close on the 8th June with Interviews held by arrangement either in the Church of Scotland offices in Edinburgh or Interfaith Scotland's office in Glasgow.