Millennial Leaders Project
2018 Summer Conference
Monday, July 16th - Friday, July 20th

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Millennial Leaders Summer Conference

Are you a millennial activist or leader? Are you interested in better understanding the connections between how spirituality and social justice intersect in contemporary society? Are you interested in establishing networks of millennial activists from across the United States? 

This summer, from July 16-20, 2018, Union Theological Seminary is inviting young leaders to attend its fifth Millennial Leaders Project (MLP) Summer Conference. Millennial generation activists, leaders and organizers (between the ages of 21-35) who have a demonstrated record of sustained social justice activism are invited to apply. Formal affiliation with a specific religious tradition or community is not required, and people with no religious affiliation are encouraged to apply. In addition to a proven track record of service, the only formal requirement for consideration is an interest in the intersections between spirituality and social justice. For consideration in the 2018 session, all applications must be submitted by Monday, April 30, 2018.  


Online Application: Please fill out our online application above. In order to complete the Millennial Leaders Summer Conference Application, you will need to create a User ID and Password. If this is your first time to apply, please select "New User Registration" to register. If you already have a user account, you may use that. Please note: this is a one-time password. Once you’ve logged into the application, you must complete and submit your application in one sitting. If you log out without submitting your application, your information will be lost and you will have to start a new application.

Recommendations: Applicants must solicit a recommendation letter from one reference who can speak to the substance of their track record in social justice work. Reference letters should address the following:

    • How long have you known the applicant, and in what capacity?
    • What about the applicant’s track record of social justice work is exemplary such that they should be included in this year’s MLP cohort?

Recommendation letters should be emailed directly to no later than Monday, April 16, 2018, with the subject line: Reference for [insert applicant name here].

RésuméRésumé (no more than two [2] pages) should be uploaded as a PDF or Word Document.

Essay: In no more than 500 words, applicants should address the following prompts:

    • How do you understand the intersections of spirituality and social justice in your work?
    • What forms of inequality and social justice issues are you most invested in addressing?
    • Provide an example of a time or moment when your own understanding of spirituality affected, influenced or sustained your work. How did that moment impact your vision of social justice?

Your essay should be copied and pasted into the online application.

MLP Participant Agreement: The quality of the MLP conference depends on the full participation of all attendees. In order to build community and best ensure a productive time, attendees are expected to participate fully in all conference activities.