New Curricula & Training Opportunities for UU Youth


The following announcement comes via Susan Dana Lawrence,  Managing Editor, Ministries and Faith Development, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. ~Peter

This Winter/Spring for UU Youth:

Two New Curricula and a Leadership Training Opportunity

Two new programs for UU youth need congregations or other UU communities to field test, while a weekend training workshop for interfaith youth leaders and adults who work with them will be offered for a second time in February.

HEEDING THE CALL: QUALITIES OF A JUSTICEMAKER
by Nicole Bowmer and Jodi Tharan
www.uua.org/tapestry/heedingcall

Junior high age youth are encouraged to view themselves as agents of change in the world as they develop qualities crucial to justice work. They reflect on their own lives while making connections to the lives lived by others, building self-awareness while growing as leaders. Includes a Justicemakers Guide to assist youth in tracking their activities outside of the workshop and a long-term Faith in Action to lead youth, step-by-step, in becoming allies to marginalized communities.

A CHORUS OF FAITHS
by Renee Ruchotzke and Hannah McConnaughay
www.uua.org/tapestry/achorus

Part of a joint venture of the UUA and the Interfaith Youth Core (founded by Eboo Patel) and funded by the Shelter Rock congregation, these sessions develop UU, high school age youth as interfaith leaders. Youth explore values of service to our community and religious pluralism through stories from our Sources and personal storytelling, and coordinate an interfaith service. The UUA will host a monthly conference call for congregations field-testing this program to support the planning of the interfaith service project.

For applications to field test Heeding the Call or A Chorus of Faiths, contact fieldtest@uua.org.

INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR UU YOUTH

If your congregation is interested in additional support in nurturing youth interfaith leadership, you do not want to miss this opportunity for training.

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Youth Interfaith Leadership Training, February 18-21, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, will train teams of one or two high school aged youth and one adult (25+) in skills to lead their congregation and district in the interfaith youth movement.

This event empowers Unitarian Universalist (UU) youth and adults who work with youth to be interfaith leaders in their congregation and community. Participants will:

  • Learn how to run interfaith service events
  • Explore what Unitarian Universalism has to say about interfaith work
  • Learn how to work with people of other faiths
  • Meet Unitarian Universalists from around the country and build community

Registration fee, travel, lodging, and meals are provided by the UUA.

Teams should apply together. The application deadline is December 20.  
Find an application and more information here.

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