Catholic Charities of Idaho is excited to host an upcoming facilitator training titled, “Learning to Live Together: An Intercultural and Interfaith Program for Ethics Education.” Learning to Live Together is being used successfully in more than 30 countries. This is the first facilitator training in the U.S. Be part of a worldwide movement and empower youth to change the world.
Are you interested in working with children and young people on inter-cultural and inter-faith programs? Are you interested in learning participatory approaches to working with children and young people on ethics education? Are you interested in supporting children and young people to nurture their innate spirituality? Then this training is a great opportunity for you to develop your capacity and to work with others who share similar passions.
LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER:
An Intercultural and Interfaith Program for Ethics Education
October 18, 19 & 20
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday – Sunday
Catholic Charities of Idaho’s Administrative Office
(1501 S Federal Way, Boise ID 83705)
This training is generously funded by Arigatou International. Cost per participant is $40 for lunches and break refreshments. Please follow the below two steps to register for this event by October 4, 2013.
Step 1: Complete the registration form online and press “submit” at the bottom of the form.
Step 2: Pay the $40 registration fee online by credit card, or pay by check and mail to: Catholic Charities of Idaho, 1501 S. Federal Way, Boise, ID 83705
About the Training
Learning to Live Together provides youth workers, educators, counselors, therapists, and social workers worldwide with the tools to provide an intercultural and interfaith program by which children, youth and young adults draw on their own innate strengths to develop a stronger sense of their own ethical commitments. It is designed to help them understand and respect people from other cultures and religions and to nurture their sense of a global community. This resource has been developed in close cooperation with UNESCO and UNICEF.
Objectives of the Learning to Live Together Program
1. To strengthen the capacity of children and young people to make well-grounded ethical decisions based on values that promote respect for other cultures and beliefs.
2. To empower children and young people to engage in dialogue – to listen and to talk – as a means of developing greater sensitivity to differences and an understanding of others.
3. To nurture children’s and young people’s ability to respond to the needs of their societies with an attitude of reconciliation and respect for diversity and to contribute, in this manner, to a culture of peace.
4. To allow children and young people to appreciate and nurture their spirituality.
5. To affirm human dignity as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the CRC and in the teachings of all religious traditions.
6. To affirm the possibility of living together, respecting one another in a world of different religious, ethnic and cultural traditions.
7. To provide tools to work with intercultural and interfaith learning in different regions and in diverse settings.
8. To develop and promote successful practices for living together with people of different cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and religions.
Meet the Trainers
Maria Lucia Uribe: Maria Lucia is the Director of Arigatou International’s Geneva office. Maria Lucia holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Basel, World Peace Academy in Switzerland. She wrote her Master’s thesis on Peace Education in Colombia: A Contribution to Positive Peace, and does research and international consultancy in this area. Maria Lucia has eleven years of international experience working in leadership development and intercultural/interfaith education for children and youth.
Suchith Abeyewickreme: Suchith is a U.S. Department of State Community Solutions Program Fellow at Search for Common Ground, Washington, DC. Formerly the Regional Project Manager for Learning To Live Together Ethics Education program in South and South-East Asia, Mr. Abeyewickreme has 4 years of experience working on the LTLT program directly with children and in training youth leaders, social workers and educators.
Approved for 19.5 Continuing Education hours by the Idaho Board of Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists. Certificate of completion available for all other professionals.
For More information
Please contact Melaney Swenson at Catholic Charities of Idaho for more information about this program.
Melaney Swenson, LCSW
This training is generously funded by Arigatou International and has been developed in close cooperation with UNESCO and UNICEF.