College

About Global Faith in Action College

Interfaith College Program

Global Faith in Action College brings together students of different faith traditions on the Wichita State University campus. This spring we are installing the first student artwork in Shocker Hall and taking a large group of students to Haiti for an Alternative Spring Break trip. We also have started an internship program called "Kansas Peace Ambassadors" for college students wanting experience leading projects and learning about interfaith.
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Projects

Moses Maina - Kansas Peace Ambassador Intern

Moses Maina was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to Wichita, Kansas in 2010. He began his college career at Butler Community College, where he held a place on the Deans Honor Roll from 2011 to 2012. He is carrying out the remainder of his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Wichita State University and will graduate in December 2015. Moses has taken an active role in community service, through Wichita State’s Community Service Board and His Helping Hands (non-profit organization). As Chairman of Community Service for Farm House Organization, he has spread the importance of giving back to the community. Through his actions, members of his organization have been inspired to get involved in the community. Moses will continue to dedicate his energies to making his community a better place.

Micaela Haig - Kansas Peace Ambassador Intern

My name is Micaela and I am a Junior at WSU. I am studying to get my Early Childhood Unified degree and plan to teach preschool aged children that are Deaf/ Blind. I work at an elementary school and enjoy it because everyday is a surprise. I love traveling, especially to Haiti. I don’t have much free time but if I did I would spend it with my family, laying on the beach, or painting.

Global Faith in Action’s 2015

Kansas Peace Ambassador Internship


Start: February 1st, 2015

End: May 1st, 2015

Stipend: $500


Description


Global Faith in Action is looking for two to three interns for the spring semester. This internship would be composed of three parts: learn, lead and engage.

· February

Interns will learn about religious diversity in Wichita by reading assigned materials, experience a minimum of three religious events (worship, prayer service, etc.) other than their own and describe a leadership role they would like to play in one of Global Faith in Action’s projects.

· March

Interns will use acquired leadership skills and creative ideas to enhance the success of their project.

· April

They will engage with the community and use the resources and tools they have acquired throughout the semester to either enhance an existing GFIA project or develop their own project that aims to bring together people of different religious backgrounds in the Wichita metropolitan area.


Stipulations

1. Students must record their progress (i.e. journal, blog, video…)

2. Students must work at least five hours each week and log the hours they work.

3. Students will meet one-on-one with advisor at least once every month.


Qualifications

· Must be a university student taking at least 12 credit hours

· Needs to have a desire to learn about other religions

· Open-minded


How to Apply

· Send a one-page essay describing why you would be a good candidate for this position to Chandler Williams, wilcmarie@gmail.com.