Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education Conference: May 27-29, 2011

Teenage Interfaith Diversity Education Conference: May 27-29, 2011

Northeastern University, Boston, MA
May 27-29, 2011

Interfaith Action’s Youth
Leadership Program presents the fifth annual Teenage Interfaith Diversity
Education (TIDE) Conference.  The TIDE Conference is organized and led by teens
who wish to spread pluralism, increase the impact of teenage voices, and have
their presence felt as a positive force in the global community.  The three-day
conference is planned by fifty high school students of diverse religious and
cultural backgrounds, and held at Northeastern University over Memorial Day Weekend, May
27-29, 2011.  The goals of the conference are to train teens to communicate
respectfully and use their skills in discussions about highly charged issues;
develop leadership and facilitation skills; and foster bonds and lasting
friendships among the youth in attendance. Conference attendees will participate
in workshops, dialogues, and other activities throughout the weekend that allow
them to discover more about themselves and their understanding of personal
identity; learn about the beliefs and identities of others; and make their
voices heard.  By the end of the weekend, teens will gain the skills needed to
break down religious and ethnic barriers while becoming leaders in their
communities.  Adults working with teens have the opportunity to attend a
parallel but separate adult track at the conference.

Many of the
conflicts that occur across the world are a result of cultural misunderstandings
and a lack of tolerance and leadership. Participation in the TIDE Conference is
one leap towards a more harmonious and peaceful world, led by strong individuals
who have fostered their skills as teens!

The TIDE Conference has been
officially designated as a Post-Parliament Event by the Council for a Parliament
of the World’s Religions (CPWR).  The conference is sponsored by Interfaith
Action, Inc. in collaboration with the Brudnick Center for the Study of Violence and Conflict at

information about the conference and how you can register is available at http://www.ifaction.org/

groups and individuals may submit workshop proposals to showcase their work
during the Sunday track of the conference.  All proposals are due by April 1,
2011.  More information about this opportunity may also be found on Interfaith
Action’s website.

Please contact Jason Smith, Youth Program Director, at
Jason@ifaction.org with any
further questions or requests for additional information.

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Harvard University
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