Sana Saeed of IYAGMay 22, 2012
Sana Saeed is one of these people who seems inexhaustible. By day, she’s a coordinator with the Interfaith Alliance’s LEADD program (Leadership Education, Advancing Democracy & Diversity), which promotes active citizenship in a multi-faith society to high-school age youth on a national level. By night, Sana works as Director of Youth Ministry at her congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA, where she manages programs and trainings for 200 youth from 7th grade to 12th grade focusing on youth empowerment, social justice, service projects and UU heritage. And amidst all that she somehow finds the time to also work with young people across DC as Project Manager for Interfaith Youth Action Group, a local program that aims to empower high school students from diverse backgrounds to become leaders in interfaith dialogue and service, guiding them to create their own year-long community service initiatives with both a local and global expression, using the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals as their platform.
Surprisingly, she actually had a moment to sit for an interview.
Here Sana discusses how she perceives the differences between older and younger generations approach interfaith work.
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