Global Citizenship Conference: The Next Generation Living in a Pluralistic World, March 12, 2013 is a full-day conference geared toward high school students, designed to give the future leaders of our world the tools to respond to intolerance, improve religious literacy, and possess the etiquette required to work in a pluralistic world. Participating students will:
Become more aware of the diversity of cultural and religious traditions & belief systems that exist and how they shape people's lives.
Learn about a religious tradition/belief system with which they are unfamiliar, helping them to gain understanding and dispel stereotypes.
Encounter a safe environment where they can become aware of, and dialogue about, issues of religious intolerance that have occurred in their schools and communities.
Become more aware of healthy ways of responding to conflict in order to better promote understanding.
Learn some fundamental guidelines and etiquette to help them interact respectfully in a pluralistic society.
This would be our 3rd conference. Some 450 high school students and 80 teachers from 21 high schools participated in the 2nd Global Citizenship Conference last year.
Sponsored By:Hickey center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue
Contact Information: The Hickey Center, (585) 389-2963