emerging interfaith leaders

 

Emerging interfaith leaders

CIC engages emerging leaders through peer to peer lead immersive experiences and dialogue. These emerging leaders become a catalyst for the realization of CIC’s vision for Indianapolis to be a community that pursues peace through interfaith understanding and cooperation.

CIC has provided space for young people to develop interfaith relationships for over 11 years.  The Emerging Interfaith Leaders Week-Long Immersive Experience will include those entering 10-12th grades who are trained in leadership from their own faith traditions.

Goals for the Emerging Interfaith Leaders Week-Long Immersive Experience

  • Emerging Interfaith Leaders (EILs) will reflect upon their own faith traditions. (Oral, Journal Writing, Interfaith Dialogues)
  • EILs will meet, connect, and begin to develop relationships with EILs from other faith traditions. (Oral, Journal Writing, Interfaith Dialogues)
  • EILs will become exposed to various sacred space tours.
  • EILs will engage in service opportunities together.
  • EILs will agree to and help create a list of community agreements
    • Continued gatherings will be offered during the summer (such as museum-related excursions and service-oriented projects).
    • EILs will be invited to EIL Advisory Counsel opportunities
    • ILs will consider future interactions with the community we are fostering during the EIL Week-Long Immersive Experience.

For More Information:
Email Josih Hostetler, Program Director at josih@indycic.org

 

Emerging Interfaith Leader of the Year

Formerly the Interfaith Youth Ambassadors, the Emerging Interfaith Leader of the Year is presented to an individual to recognize them for their interfaith service in the community. The Emerging Interfaith Leader of the Year is identified through their involvement in CIC programming and their work within
CIC connected faith organizations.

Listing of Previous CIC Interfaith Youth Ambassadors:

2022: Imaan Mirza 2022: Trace Held

2024: Komal Kaur Chohan 2024: Komal Kaur Sahi