Global Citizenship Conference

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Our conference for high school students is designed to give the future leaders of our world the tools to respond to intolerance, improve religious literacy, and show the etiquette required to work in a pluralistic world. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Nazareth University, Shults Otto Community Center and Golisano Academic Center

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Participating students will:

  • Become more aware of the diversity of cultural and religious traditions and belief systems that exist and how they shape people's lives.
  • Learn about a religious tradition/belief system with which they are unfamiliar, helping them to gain understanding and dispel stereotypes.
  • Encounter a safe environment where they can become aware of, and dialogue about, issues of religious intolerance that have occurred in their schools and communities.
  • Become more aware of healthy ways of responding to conflict in order to better promote understanding.
  • Learn some fundamental guidelines and etiquette to help them interact respectfully in a pluralistic society.

This annual conference was inspired by a conversation that a local high school principal had with Nazareth University past President Daan Braveman and Hickey Center Executive Director and IIIT Chair, Muhammad Shafiq in 2010 about the need for interfaith dialogue among the next generation, and the conference was named by two local high school students.

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    What the GCC Taught Me

      Students explain what they learned at the 2020 Global Citizenship Conference.

      Student reflections

      Evan Dawson's 1370 Connections radio show March 11, 2016, focused on religious tolerance and the Global Citizenship Conference. Listen to the show.

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