A Common Word Among the Youth

a common word among youthFollowing 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.


Background

A Common Word between Us and You is an open letter, dated 13 October 2007, from leaders of the Islamic religion to leaders of the Christian religion. It calls for peace between Muslims and Christians and tries to work for common ground and understanding between both religions.

A Common Word Among Youth

In response to the growing misrepresentation and misinterpretation of different religions and cultures, Right Start Foundation International are launching a global initiative called ‘A Common Word Among the Youth’. This initiative will be led by young people of different faiths as a global phenomenon in building bridges of co-existence by means of dialogue and action.

The programme is an extension of the 2007 ‘A Common Word Between Us and You’ initiative which received global acceptance translated through 138 high-profile signatories, dozens of publications, over 900 press coverage, 6 adopted university programs, 4 prestigious awards, one UN resolution and continuous endorsements.

At Right Start Foundation, we want to take this good work and translate it in to action on the ground by developing a global network of 100 active young people from different faiths who become the agents of change in their communities, delivering projects that foster an environment of peaceful coexistence. Our aim is to build valuable and strategic partnerships with like-minded people and organisations to guide and support our young leaders’ efforts for a more harmonious community of co-existence.

Applications and nominations are called for. This is an all expenses paid opportunity for organsiations and youth to participate and represent their organisation on the International stage in addition to transforming activities in their home nations with civic action as the tangible outcome for the community.

The website for nominations-applications is found at www.acway.org

Applications-nominations close on 10 June 2015.

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A Common Word Among the Youth