In between forums, ACWAY is committed to engaging its members to further dialogue, facilitate resource and knowledge sharing, and build community. ACWAY Programming also consists of:
ACWAY Fellow Talks a fellow-designed and fellow-led initiative that was launched in January 2020 with the aim of promoting collaboration and virtual community amongst ACWAY Fellows in between in-person gatherings.
After attending forums and trainings, ACWAY Fellows are often buzzing with motivation and new ideas. During the implementation of their activities, they wonder “now what?” ACWAY Fellow Talks is an easily accessible opportunity for fellows around the world to be part of a growing, inclusive interfaith community. These video chats will include skill-building portions on highly requested topics, as well as a space for ACWAY Fellows to share their own projects.
The first ACWAY Fellow Talk was held on February 04 as part of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, titled “Engaging Institutions: Leveraging Principles & Practice” in partnership with Parliament of the World’s Religions, United Religions Initiative, and Cape Town Interfaith Initiative. Since then 3 more fellow talks were held featuring various topics:
April 5, 2020 Holding Community in Uncertain Times
June 9, 2020 Fundraising: Art&Science
August 16, 2020 Embodying Passion: From Narrative to Action
October 15, 2020 Fellows Spotlight: From Narratives to Action. Featuring Habiba Dahir (Kenya), Sukhmeet Sachal (Canada), and Melissa Trad (Argentina)
Community Action Grants
The purpose of ACWAY Community Action Grants is to build upon the unique ACWAY Forum training by providing support to active ACWAY fellows in their ongoing work to promote interfaith action and peacebuilding in their local community. Through this grant, ACWAY aims to provide active fellows with the financial support they need to develop great ideas and deliver community based projects that encourage interfaith cooperation, community engagement, and other social action issues as highlighted in the ACWAY Forums. The ACWAY Community Action Grants provide funding for delivering local, voluntary interfaith projects and initiatives by ACWAY Fellows.
ACWAY Marketing issues a quarterly internal newsletter to its members, highlight ACWAY activities, meet-ups, and opportunities to stay engaged.