Fatima Bawany (left) and Mark Khazanov (right), student members of the GCC 2011 planning committee, welcome over 300 participants to the conference.
Dr. Muhammad Shafiq speaks to students on the need for interfaith understanding.
Global Citizenship: The Next Generation Living in a Pluralistic World 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.
Pioneered in 2011, the Global Citizenship conference (GCC) has become an annual event and will next be held in the spring of 2013. Watch this space for further details!
For more information on this conference, please watch the video below from the inaugural 2011 conference and e-mail us at email@example.com
Global Citizenship 2011