ARIA Continues work with international youth program Face to Face | Faith to Faith

Beginning in the fall of 2009, The ARIA Group began working with Face to Face | Faith to Faith (F2F), a program of Auburn Seminary in New York City, NY.  Since 2001, Face to Face has brought together hundreds of Christian, Jewish and Muslim teenagers from Northern Ireland, the Middle East, South Africa, and the U.S. to develop a new generation of leaders able to negotiate a multifaith global society. Teens learn how their own religious traditions and those of others can be used to build a more peaceful world.

ARIA is using their Action Evaluation process with F2F to develop a robust, internal process of capacity building and evaluation.  Already this method has been used to develop programmatic goals for the year long program:

  1. To challenge participants to safely engage conflict and explore identity in an ongoing process of building mutual understanding, trust and empathy; and
  2. To nurture faith-informed leaders with tools to build a more just and peaceful world

Additionally, Action Evaluation has been used throughout the program, from the Executive Council to each student who participated in the 2010 program.  This “top down, bottom up” approach has developed a set of goals unique to Face to Face which it can use to define, promote and assess success.

Click Here to read the F2F 2010 Student Region and Cross-Region Results.

Click Here for more information on Face to Face | Faith to Faith and Auburn Seminary.