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2016 Millennial Leaders Project Summer Conference

Call for Applications

“Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace.” – Kofi Annan

Across the United States and around the world, a number of grassroots social movements are working to address inequality in all it’s various forms. Many of these movements are being organized and led by millennial generation activists. What often goes unmentioned is the significance of spirituality within these movements. For some, activism is an expression of their spirituality. For others, activism and social engagement is their spirituality. The Millennial Leaders Project (MLP) Summer Conference is a place where the intersections of spirituality, activism, leadership, and social justice is explored and actively cultivated.

This summer, from July 18th – 20th, Union Theological Seminary is inviting young leaders to attend its 2016 MLP Summer Conference. Millennial generation activists, leaders and organizers (between the ages of 21-35) who have a demonstrated record of sustained social justice activism are invited to apply. Formal affiliation with a specific religious tradition or community is not required, and people with no religious affiliation are encouraged to apply. In addition to a proven track record of service, the only formal requirement for consideration is an interest in the intersections between spirituality and social justice.

The 2016 MLP Summer Conference will offer a structured time for reflection and discussion, community and network building, collaborative learning with other millennials from around the country, and for the development of new tools for social justice work. Participants will return to their work and homes with new networks and new ideas for addressing inequality in their respective communities.

Please note: Travel, shared room and board will be covered by the conference. Participation is limited to those currently living in the United States.

Application Period begins Monday, January 25th, 2016

Due Date: Friday, March 11th, 2016 (by 11:59pm)

Information on the program and cohorts from past years can be found on our website HERE.
Online applications and more information can be found HERE.