The URI Young Leaders Program delivers quality trainings to youth all over the world, from residential weekend programs to workshops within larger regional gatherings and events. The program is designed to both develop concrete skills for interfaith leadership and provide young people a space to encounter one another, share their experiences, and learn about other religions, spiritual expressions and Indigenous traditions.
Training areas include:
UPCOMING YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMS IN 2011
SEAPac and Asia Regions: Youth from URI’s Asia and Southeast Asia and the Pacific regions met in Manila, Philippines in April to explore the resources our religious and spiritual traditions bring to the work of social justice, peacebuilding and environmental stewardship, as well as the challenges that they sometimes present.
Africa Region: Youth from Africa met in Kampala, Uganda in September and mapped out the social issues in their communities they are engaged in. While they were there, they joined other sectors of civil society in a march through the city center to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st. Participants from Uganda went on to help organize a national campaign for non-violent elections.
Europe Region: Youth leaders from Europe, North America and the Middle East met in Istanbul, Turkey in October to discuss some of the significant challenges they are collectively facing in their regions, such as the threat of religious extremism and the rise of Islamophobia. They learned skills that would help those from the Middle East participate effectively in the region’s uprisings just a few months later.
April 20, 2013 9:36 AM
March 15, 2013 1:04 PM
In their second day at Denver’s National Service Learning Conference, URI’s Youth Leaders explore ways to build upon the strength of youth organizations.Read more...
March 14, 2013 9:23 AM
Denver’s National Service Learning Conference is providing plenty of opportunities for URI youth leaders Matthew Youde and Krithika Harish to spread the word about interfaith work.Read more...
January 30, 2013 3:56 PM
January 11, 2013 3:13 PM
January 11, 2013 1:45 PM
URI members throughout the world are mourning the loss of Irfan Ali, a youth leader who was killed Thursday while helping the victims of a bomb attack in Quetta, Pakistan.Read more...
January 11, 2013 8:49 AM
September 24, 2012 4:05 PM
URI’s Young Leaders Program held its first training session for East Bay teenagers as part of the One Nation Bay Area program.Read more...
September 11, 2012 10:23 AM
URI Young Leaders Program Coordinator Krithika Harish came to San Francisco’s Stuart Hall Friday with a message of inspiration – and a challenge.Read more...
July 12, 2012 3:48 PM
Hannington Wako, a longtime volunteer and leader for URI in Africa’s Great Lakes Region, has become the network’s Young Leaders Program Associate for Africa.Read more...