The second annual Millennial Leaders Project

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Contact: Joey Longley, Union Theological Seminary, 419-953-5495,
NEW YORK, NY– The second annual Millennial Leaders Project, taking place at Union Theological Seminary on July 20-24, will bring together 50 millennial-generation leaders in faith, social justice, and activism from across the United States.
“For some, activism is an expression of their spirituality,” said Millennial Leaders Project director Stephen Tickner. “For others, activism is their form of spiritual practice. Union’s Millennial Leaders Project (MLP) Summer Conference offers a structured space for millennial generation leaders, organizers and activists to examine the intersections of social justice and spirituality in their work and lives.”
Last year was the Project’s pilot year, in which 39 Millennial Leaders gathered to support each other’s work, share strategies, and learn new ways to live into their calling. The Millennial Leaders Project aims to provide leaders with a space for networking and support as well as peer-to-peer learning. It is a unique opportunity to build relationships amongst diverse activists and leaders, spanning many faith traditions and issue area focuses.
“In a world where division and conflict is rampant, we need more spaces where we can bridge traditional divides and seek the change we want to see in the world together,” said Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones. “The Millennial Leaders Project does exactly that, bringing together some of the best young leaders and activists to work together on the pressing justice issues of our time.”
This year, conference participants will take part in a host of workshops and trainings including “Intersecting Identities,

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