OurVoices, a campaign of GreenFaith, the Conservation Foundation and diverse partners worldwide, will launch an international, multi-faith emerging leaders’ network for climate action, kicking off at a 27 June – 1 July Convergence in Rome for 100 or more carefully selected participants ages 21-40 from diverse religious and geographic backgrounds. Participants will arrive in Rome on Saturday, 27 June. On Sunday, 28 June, participants will take part in a multi-faith and civil society march in Rome to St. Peter’s Square, offering thanks to Pope Francis for his leadership on climate and environmental issues. Participants will share their backgrounds, motivations and beliefs with each other. Activities will be translated into multiple languages, and participants will also share their experiences of leadership, and about how religious and spiritual communities and initiatives can create positive environmental change. They will receive training and coaching to develop year-long Action Plans for projects in their home countries.
Participants’ travel costs to and from Rome, and your lodging and meals, will be covered beginning with dinner on Saturday, 27 June and ending with lunch on Wednesday, 1 July. Participants will be chosen through a competitive application process. For Jewish participants who require it, lodging will be available form Friday June 26 and kosher food will be also an option. For those arriving on Friday, there will be a Shabbat program planned.
To learn more about the Convergence conference and to download an application go to: