Muslim Women Leaders Program (MWLP)

2016 Application
(Application opens October 1st and closes November 1st)
Description and Policies 
Are you a Muslim woman who serves in a religious, scholarly, community, or social leadership role? Are you interested in networking and dialoguing with a group of diverse Muslim women leaders? Are you interested in exploring your leadership role in relation to the Islamic tradition, public engagement, and inter-community solidarity?
This winter, from January 22-25, 2017, the Islam, Social Justice, and Interreligious Engagement Program (ISJIE) at Union Theological Seminary will host the first annual Muslim Women Leaders Program (MWLP).
The Muslim Women Leaders Program (MWLP) aims to nurture a community of dialogue among diverse Muslim women leaders. The program seeks to provide opportunities for networking; examination of relevant aspects of Islamic thought and practice; and development of practical skills in public engagement and communication. The program includes content sessions, practical trainings, dialogues with visiting Muslim women leaders, and group activities and discussions that draw upon the expertise and experiences of participants. Muslim women (18 years and older), who currently serve as leaders, are encouraged to apply.

Every participant must identify as a Muslim woman, and must be 18 years of age or older.
The online application will go live on October 1st.
Applications (including reference) must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, November 1st.
Applicants will be notified of admission by or around December 1st.
Each participant will receive $500 stipend.
A limited amount of travel stipends, in the maximum amount of $200, are available for accepted applicants traveling long distances to New York City.
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