The Native American Comprehensive Plan is seeking Native young adults to attend a leadership gathering hosted by the six Ethnic Plans of The United Methodist Church. The event, Ethnic Plans Joint Young Adults Leadership Gathering (#EmbraceDiversity_umc) will take place in Evanston, Illinois on Aug. 21-24.
“We would like to identify up to 15 Native young adults to represent our communities at the event,” said the Rev. Chebon Kernell, executive director of the Native American Comprehensive Plan (NACP). The age range for young adults is 18 to 35 years of age. “This is a great opportunity and we look forward to assisting interested Native young adults with their travel and expenses for the conference.”
During the three-day event, participants will focus on unity and diversity with worship, community service, panel discussions and group sharing about struggles in their communities.
“The United Methodist Church Ethnic National Plans and its young people are the current generation of leaders,” said Bethany Printup-Davis, NACP board representative to the event and a Master of Divinity student at Wesley Theological Seminary. She says young adults are key to making sure equal justice prevails for all people. “We want to work together, rather than separately, on having discourse and fellowship around how we embrace our diversity.”
Please send referrals and inquiries to the NACP office at firstname.lastname@example.org.