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‘Launching Leaders’ interfaith initiative

Empowering young people in Manchester. Self-Reliance toolkit draws on materials produced by the Church

Empowerment+ interfaith action groups are communities of people helping each other gain practical life and career skills that focus on more than just finding a job, but on a vocation that is meaningful and fulfilling’, according to the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF).

Empowerment+ is being piloted for global rollout at Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy (UK) in collaboration with the al-Furqan Islamic Centre, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other faith partners. 

The international project is coordinated by Brian J Grim, PhD, Visiting Professor, School of Management and Social Sciences, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham and President of the RFBF.

A key component of Empowerment+ is an interfaith toolkit containing several 12-unit courses – the course ‘Find a Better Job’ is taking place in Manchester.  This is made possible by a licence granted to the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help produce and distribute an interfaith version of a self-reliance and empowerment programme successfully pioneered worldwide.  Nearly a million Mormons globally have so far been helped to move from poverty and/or economic hardship to living more spiritually and temporally empowered lives.

Participants in Manchester comprised members of a range of faith groups including Mormons.  Here they share individual perspectives on Empowerment+ Launching Leaders, as participants and mentors: 


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