Our Campus Leadership Programme puts students at the heart of interfaith engagement.
CCJ appoints and supports Student Leaders to create student-led interfaith initiatives which meet the needs of their universities.
Promoting Interfaith Work on Campus
The Campus Leadership Programme aims to encourage interfaith initiatives in student communities across the UK, engaging students in higher education with the work of CCJ. The events which are organised by the Student Leaders encourage our vision of promoting understanding, valuing difference, demonstrating empathy and respect and challenging prejudices, specifically in a university context. We believe that this vision is of vital importance in higher education, not only for raising awareness of interfaith issues, but also in equipping future leaders with the skills and knowledge to continue interfaith initiatives in society beyond the university. Thanks to the CCJ Campus Leadership Programme, our Student Leaders have been promoting interfaith dialogue in Universities across the UK since 2016 and the Student Leader Alumni Network continues to grow.
What we offer our Student Leaders:
- Free training residential with a focus on leadership skills, interfaith event planning and managing difficult issues on campus.
- Funding, support and speakers for student-led interfaith events.
- Mentoring by a local interfaith leader.
- Networking opportunities
- National and local event invitations
At the end of the academic year our Student Leaders will leave the scheme equipped with the skills to become future leaders in their community and with an invitation to join an alumni network of interfaith activists around the country. Through CCJ our former Student Leaders have won awards for their interfaith projects, discussed the impact of political proposals with Lord Bourne, Minister for Faith, and met with CCJ’s Presidents including the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi to discuss faith on campus.
CCJ is currently running the Campus Leadership Programme at Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Newcastle, Oxford, Reading, Southampton, and Westminster Universities.