One hundred diverse young women and men from Nigeria and beyond will be hosted in the Capital City of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria's “Home of Peace and Tourism." The Conference will be hosted by New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, in collaboration with The Voices of Angels Foundation,
United Religions Initiative,
Interfaith Peace-building Initiative,
and the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group.
Youth — with international adult mentors — will successfully engage face to face applying new tools of communication and creativity to then take back home to their schools, communities, and nations. Challenging, practical workshop will provide the "how-to" for citizens to create and sustain our collective social existence beginning with youth and faith that works in real life.
The 2nd International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication was held October 22-24, 2010, at the Leadership Institute, Jos-Nigeria, with over 200 participants from 5 countries fully participating. Learn more about the 2010 success — Detailed Report of the 2010 International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication.
Experiences in youth form the adult human being.Young adults are a major force in the contemporary world. Today's youth make new intellectual contributions and excel in mobilizing social networks and cooperation.A new breed of young adults insists on engaging, refusing to be enemies.No longer passive spectators, they are Innovators and Cultural Creatives.Today's youth need and deserve appreciation and positive engagement, to help release their unprecedented social growth, creativity, and leadership that includes everyone, excludes nobody.
Religion and spirituality, at their best, can inspire high standards of excellence.It is time to help youth hold on to their idealism — the best of spiritual wisdom, communication tools, planning skills — and give them voice and power to build their preferred world of peace and social justice for the benefit of all — neighbors forever.
"A Project of New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation,
in support of the United Nations Decade of Interreligious and Intercultural
Dialogue, Understanding and Cooperation for Peace"
"Dialogue is crucial for the tremendous changes needed for humanity to move forward, especially today, where conflict and war have become a lifestyle for millions around the world"-Abdul Malik Mujahid