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Millennial Leaders Project
2015 Summer Conference

For some, activism is an expression of their spirituality. For others, activism is their form of spiritual practice. Union’s Millennial Leaders Project (MLP) Summer Conference offers a structured space for millennial generation leaders, organizers and activists to examine the intersections of social justice and spirituality in their work and lives.

Through a range of activities, the MLP Summer Conference aims to provide young leaders with an opportunity to look at their work in new ways, network and build relationships with leaders from across the country, and to develop resources to sustain their work over the long term. This conference builds upon Union’s longstanding role as a leader in theological education, as well as the legacy of social justice activism that Union has fostered throughout its history. Ultimately, the MLP Summer Conference hopes to encourage and inspire conversations that build bridges and support organized movements that address the many forms of inequality in our world today.

Round-trip travel as well as shared room and board will be covered by the conference for all selected participants.

From July 20-24, 2015, Union Theological Seminary will host 50 young leaders from around the United States for its second MLP Summer Conference. Applicants may be activists, organizers, NGO/NPO staff, in ordained or lay service to a local church or spiritual community, or they may serve in less official leadership roles as well. Applicants must be between the ages of 21-35 and have a demonstrated record of sustained social justice activism in their respective communities. Formal affiliation with a specific religious tradition or community is not a prerequisite, and people with no affiliation are encouraged to apply. In this regard, the only formal requirement is an interest in the intersections between spirituality and social justice.