Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies & Dialogue

10th Annual Global Citizenship: The Next Generation Living in a Pluralistic World

This 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. 

When: March  11, 2020, Wednesday

Where: Nazareth College, Shults Community Center

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 College President Daan Braveman and Hickey Center Executive Director 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.

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.

Have Questions?

For more information on this conference, please email us: global.citizenship.con@gmail.com or interfaith@naz.edu.

Global Citizenship Conference Brochure March 11, 2020 Global Citizenship Conference Brochure March 11, 2020