December 31 is deadline to apply to be part of next UMEIT: YAN cohort

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The second cohort of the United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training: Young Adult Network (UMEIT: YAN) meets in 2019 in Nashville Tennessee with then COB Ecumenical Officer Bishop Michael Watson.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The December 31, 2021, deadline for applying to be part of United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training: Young Adult Network (UMEIT: YAN) is approaching and interested young adults are urged to apply as soon as possible.
 
UMEIT: YAN is part of several initiatives of the staff of the Council of Bishops in leading The United Methodist Church into living more fully into Christian unity and into deepening our interreligious relationships. Young adults chosen to participate will be trained in leadership skills, the history and theology of the Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements, and the particular engagements of The United Methodist Church that enliven our vision of unity and relationship-building.

This small cohort of young adults will be between the ages of 25 and 35; will represent the jurisdictions and central conferences of The United Methodist Church; and will be both lay and clergy. Those chosen must be able to read and speak English, commit to two (2) years of training, be able to travel elsewhere in the world once a year, have access to a phone and the internet, and be willing to organize and lead a ministry project in their home context.
Applications are due to jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org no later than December 31, 2021.

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