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Continuing formation on Youth and Racism Awareness in Asia

This event plans to engage 30 indigenous young people from around the world and 20 Asian young people to go deeper on the topic of racism and exchange experiences. Key reasons for gathering in Japan is to show concrete solidarity with Indigenous Communities in Japan, share stories and hear the issues that they are struggling with.
Continuing formation on Youth and Racism Awareness in Asia

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When

08 - 12 September 2019

Where

Osaka, Japan

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This event plans to engage 30 indigenous young people from around the world and 20 Asian young people to go deeper on the topic of racism and exchange experiences.

It is organized by the WCC indigenous program and youth engagement in the ecumenical movement.

Key reasons for gathering in Japan is to show concrete solidarity with Indigenous Communities in Japan, share stories and hear the issues (e.g. racism and other minority discrimination and injustices) that they are struggling with.

The aim is for the event to give encouragement to Japanese Indigenous communities, to share common struggles with Indigenous peoples around the globe, and to raise the profile of Indigenous Peoples in Japan in the global ecumenical movement and global Indigenous ecumenical networks.

Applications are open for people aged 18-30. English is the working language of the programme, and active participation in spiritual life, patience, ability to work with people from other countries and cultures, and a willingness to work together as a team, are essential.

The deadline for application is 30 April 2019.

For more information, please contact Joy Eva Bohol, WCC programme executive for Youth Engagement, at youth@wcc-coe.org

Download application guidelines and form (Word document)

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