NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces its Faith-Based Diplomacy & Advocacy Initiative. The Initiative establishes a total of four (2 for 2015-2016 and 2 for 2016-2017) yearlong Archdiocesan fellowships at the United Nations. All Orthodox Christian graduate and post-graduate students are invited to apply for a stipend fellowship.
The Faith-Based Diplomacy and Advocacy Initiative is made possible by a generous grant awarded by The Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund, and is meant to help develop future diplomats, policy-makers and advocates by providing them the professional framework upon which to exercise their academic training.
Fellows will focus their work at the United Nations in five main areas: 1) Religious Freedom and Human Rights 2) Environment /Ecology 3) Issues of Equality: Gender, Race, etc. 4) Global Conflict, Peacemaking and Humanitarianism 5) Health Advocacy
Among other activities, fellows will have the opportunity to join and participate in the work of United Nations NGO Committees; assist in formulating oral and written Archdiocesan statements and interventions; help plan and host “Side Events” during ECOSOC Functional Commissions; and participate in panel discussions at future Biennial National Clergy-Laity Congresses.
To apply for the fellowship please visit http://adobe.ly/1DCQ8SO. The deadline for submitting an application for the Fall 2015-Summer 2016 fellowship is May 31, 2015. For more information, please contact us: [email protected] or 212-774-0226.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Council (GOAC) is accredited through the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN DPI) and has General Consultative Status under the Economic and Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC). GOAC has been actively working at the United Nations for 30 years.[subscribe2]