Connect: A Youth Inter Faith Action Guide was launched this week by Inter Faith Network for the UK. CONNECT is a short, practically focused, booklet illustrated with project examples from around the UK and packed with great ideas for inter faith engagement that makes a difference.
This action guide is about making connections, and building bridges towards friendship and understanding. Whatever your faith or belief, you have a vital contribution to make to creating a society where there is trust, respect and cooperation between people of different faiths and beliefs.
An action guide for young people, including information on the different kinds of inter faith activity, ways to get involved, planning tips and practicalities, and links to further information.
This action guide was launched at the 2018 National Meeting of the Inter Faith Network for the UK, which had a special youth focus. The guide was developed with the help of an Advisory Group, which included young people, Inter Faith Network Trustees, and people drawn from organisations running inter faith programmes with young people.
The guide builds on the success of Inter Faith Network’s 2004 publication Connect: Different faiths, shared values, but has been significantly updated and expanded. Its development was informed by a range of consultations, including a questionnaire sent to organisations working on inter faith initiatives with young people; focus group sessions in different parts of the UK for young people aged 16-25; meetings of Inter Faith Network member bodies; visits to 3 secondary schools in England and Wales; and some social media polls.
Developed by IFN with young people of many different backgrounds and with assistance from member bodies and others, A short, practically focused, booklet illustrated with project examples from around the UK and packed with great ideas for inter faith engagement that makes a difference. Free to download at www.interfaith.org.uk/resources/connect