Following on with the success of “A Common Word between Us and You” is A Common Word Among Youth. This is a program fostered by the Right Start Foundation International which offers placements for youth between 18 – 35 to participate in training for initiating change and translating international issues into local community activities.
Scarboro Missions (the home of the Golden Rule Poster) have compiled a worldwide listing of Youth and Interfaith Dialogue. This is created as a networking tool to facilitate and empower communication between local interfaith initiatives. In addition to the main directory, you will find educational resources, potential global partners, and other useful information.
“Voice, Engage, Act“, – the model that the Interfaith Youth Corps teaches to students
A Regional Training Meet on Peace Building for Young Adults in Mekong Region was conducted in Surin Province, Cambodia from 14 – 27 July 2011.
The annual Ecumenical Centre for Research Forum in Fiji selected the theme of Youth as Custodians of Peace through dialogue and mutual understanding.
Young people are taking up active roles in many interfaith arenas of activity. Young people with determination can reap the harvest of cooperation, understanding and peaceful development.
Regional Interfaith Dialogue endorses further exchanges between people (e.g. young people, students, teachers, religious leaders, academics) of different faiths, within and between countries, and at the grassroots communal levels. Improvements to the religious education curriculum facilitate moderate religious views among young people.
The development of resources for teaching young people about other faiths that are acceptable to the relevant religious communities and to educators is a critical education resource needed in this region.
Strengthening multi-religious youth networks across the region, encouraging cooperation, including through exchange programs, camps and training programs are all recommended activities for creating interfaith cooperation and understanding by young people.
You may read more about Interfaith and Youth here.
Made up of 16 to 25 year old Victorians from all faiths and cultural backgrounds, the MMYN advises the Victorian Government on issues affecting youth from diverse cultural, religious and linguistic communities making up Victoria. Recruits for the 2014 MMYN team are now being sought.
On February 20th – 22nd 2013, Religions for Peace International convened a meeting in Yangon, Myanmar, of the Asia and the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network
At 24, Freeman Trebilcock is a young Buddhist monk who thinks actions speak louder than words, which is why he is often very busy. Recently on the road with the visiting Nepalese singing nun, Ani Choying Drolma, the organising demands of the tour tested Freeman’s Buddhist practice to the limit.
Youth, Interfaith and Non-violent Leadership
Earlier this year, Pace e Bene, Australia, had the opportunity to offer a major program focused on nonviolent leadership. The Program offered 21 Young People, from different faith traditions to gather in Melbourne for 2 residential retreats across 8 days.