The fellowship is a fully funded, week-long residential program at Duke University for the next generation of faith leaders. This is an invaluable opportunity for young climate conscious individuals from all faiths and walks of life to become a part of a global network of religious actors engaged in climate action.
Through expert lectures, interactive sessions, policy dialogues, and vocational training, fellows will explore various themes and tap into transferable skills to curate impactful faith-based climate action projects for their respective communities. The curriculum will be delivered by distinguished specialists in the field of theology, climate change, policy, media, and sustainable development.
As part of the program, our fellows will benefit from knowledge on:
- The interplay between religious beliefs, environmental consciousness and climate action
- Systems thinking: Identifying the political and economic paradigms of climate change
- Project planning and community mobilization
- Strategic communications
- Climate advocacy and community outreach
Upon completion of the program, our Fellows will join the ranks of the FFOP Fellowship Alumni Association, providing them with various opportunities to be part of FFOP’s regional events, as well as climate and interfaith campaigns.
Note: All travel, visa, accommodation, and subsistence costs will be provided by Faith For Our Planet.
The fellowship seeks to attract 25 individuals, between the ages of 20 to 30. We hope to maintain an inclusive and diverse cohort with representation from major faiths, learners of eco-theology, environmental and community activists, early career professionals eager to deepen their knowledge of faith and environmental protection, members of FBOs and NGOs working in the field of climate change & ecology are all welcomed.
- be between the ages of 20 to 30 (required)
- have acquired or be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program (be at least in the 3rd year of their degree program)
- A degree in environment, religious studies, philosophy, or any number of relevant fields is preferred. Equally, relevant work experience (paid, volunteer, internships, etc.) are also considered
- an established local network (social, professional, religious, etc.) or willingness to mobilize accessible local network,
- a keen interest in learning about the interplay of religious beliefs and environmental stewardship
- commitment to lead a faith-based climate action project,
- good communication skills and a fluency in English,
- a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and interfaith cooperation
The fellowship seeks to support proactive leaders and agents of change. As such, participants are expected to:
- Commit their time for the entire duration of the fellowship including any pre or post fellowship sessions,
- Commit to FFOP Youth Alumni Association’s engagements and events,
- Commit to working on a 3-month project focused on making a positive impact at a local, national, and/or international level. The project should leverage insights gained during the fellowship on (inter)faith-based climate action,
- Demonstrate eagerness to learn and expand their professional networks and to benefit from exposure during the fellowship,
- Demonstrate commitment to become leaders in their communities.