Youth Leadership in Interfaith

Victorian Multicultural Commission

The Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network (MMYN) is inviting applications for its new term in 2013.

The MMYN is a group of highly capable, engaged and enthusiastic young people from diverse cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds, who gather regularly to advise the Victorian Government, through the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship (OMAC) and the Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC), on issues affecting Victoria’s multicultural youth and to work on projects that build community harmony.

The MMYN supports members to develop their leadership, project management and group facilitation skills, as well as to build strong friendships and networks across different backgrounds. We are seeking applications from Victorians aged 16 to 25, who are passionate about cultural diversity and want to engage with government to make a difference in their community.

The MMYN is a valuable opportunity for young people from a variety of backgrounds to engage with government, raise the issues that matter most to them and come together to build understanding and acceptance across their faith communities.

Culturally and religiously diverse young people aged between 16 and 25, with an enthusiasm for interfaith and intercultural engagement and collaboration, are encouraged to apply for the MMYN.

Previous MMYN initiatives include:

  • The annual Regional School Tour, where members of the MMYN travel to regional Victoria to discuss issues of faith, culture and identity with high school students.
  • Coordinating the Ubuntu youth stage at Viva Victoria during Cultural Diversity Week, featuring music, dance and poetry performances.
  • Participating in the Young People, Identity and the Media forum and the Owning Racism symposium.

For more information see attached flyers or go to:

Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network – recruiting members flyer

Multifaith Multicultural Youth Network – Press Release