2022 Faithful Climate BIPOC Fellowship Program
The Faithful Climate Action Fellowship is a virtual and paid opportunity for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) across the United States for Christian, Jewish or Muslim young adults (ages 18-26), who are concerned about the climate crisis. The cohort explores how faith traditions can support and guide our climate activism.
Fellows engage in 7 weeks of evening trainings to hone climate action skills. Fellows participate in weekly interactive webinars in July and August that will provide a chance to network with other young faith and climate leaders, as participants develop their voices as faith and climate activists. The fellows are also responsible for doing a project ranging from op-eds to artistic expression to delivering a message to their house of worship/faith community, and participate in faith-based resource development.
The fellowship runs between July 7-August 18, 2022. Fellows will participate in training sessions related to the following topics: faith engagement, media and op-ed writing, organizing training, artistic training, and spiritual grounding and renewal. Fellows will receive a $500 stipend upon the successful completion of the fellowship requirements.
Preference is given to those who apply by May 23, 2022. Application will remain open until spots are filled.
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