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About the Conference
2nd Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication
October 22-24, 2010 -- Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
"Building Bridges Through Interfaith Dialogue and Youth Participation"
Two hundred diverse young women and men from Nigeria and beyond will be hosted by the New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation in the Capital City of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria's “Home of Peace and Tourism."
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 1st International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication was held October 24-25, 2009, also in the City of Jos, at the National Library of Nigeria. Over 200 participants from 5 countries fully participated at the National Library of Nigeria. Learn more about the 2009 success — Detailed Report 2009 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.