Face to Face/Faith to Faith operates in four regions around the world:
Participants work in their home regions during Phases I and III of the year-long program. During phase 2, the Summer Intensive, participants from all regions come together in a camp setting in Holmes, NY.
Program Partners Around the World
Auburn has close partnerships with regional NGO's to carry out Face to Face programming outside of the U.S.
Partner: Corrymeela Community
Regional Director: Glenn Harvey
Founded in 1965, Corrymeela began as a community of approximately fifty Christians from every type of background, including stay-at-home parents, professionals, and students. In the decades since, Corrymeela has worked to curb the violence of the Northern Irish conflict and the polarization it produces. Each year more than 7,000 participants from around the world take part in Corrymeela's programs.
Corrymeela has a number of programs that embody the same principles as Face to Face. These programs develop Catholics and Protestants in their own faiths and challenge them to be open-minded to those of other faith traditions. Corrymeela upholds its commitment to working with youth, focusing on those who are marginalized because of their beliefs - making it the perfect partner for Face to Face in Northern Ireland.
Partner: Cape Town Interfaith Initiative
Regional Director: Natalie Simons-Arendse
Homegroup Intern: Steve Xabanisa
Founded in 2000, the Cape Town Interfaith Initiative was formed as the umbrella body for interfaith work in Cape Town. It has been successful in bringing an interfaith agenda into the mainstream of religious and political consciousness. The Cape Town Interfaith Initiative works to eradicate the fear, mistrust and ignorance that exist between religious communities in the region. CTII focuses on both social justice and dialogue: the Initiative collaborates with others to take action on issues, including HIV/Aids, violent crime, and poverty, and it also creates dialogue among faith communities in order to make peace through understanding, tolerance and a sharing of our common humanity.
Partner: Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel
Regional Leaders: Ilana Shochat, Miki Joelson, Maisa Zoabi
Founded in 1991, the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) is one of Israel's best-known and most-respected interreligious organizations. ICCI works with dozens of Christian, Palestinian/Muslim, and Jewish institutions, including Jewish-Arab coexistence organizations. In addition to numerous adult programs, ICCI brings together Israeli (Jewish) and Palestinian (Muslim and Christian) high school youth and young adults for intensive conflict transformation and leadership development programs. By cultivating young leadership committed to social change and empowering them with the skills to effect that change, ICCI expands the impact of these programs to schools, communities and the wider public.
Homegroup Leader: Noah Silverman
Click here to see some of our Face to Face partners in the U.S.
In the U.S., Face to Face works with dozens of nonprofits, schools, and congregations to recruit teens for the program. U.S. participants come from a number of metropolitan areas across the country.