30 young religious leaders from all over Europe met in Taplow Court, England, on December 2-5, hosted by the Buddhist community of Soko Gokkai UK, for Religions for Peace, European Interfaith Youth Network's Summit and training on "Welcoming the Other - Multireligious Youth Against Religious Extremism". The Summit gathered representatives of 17 EIYN's member organizations, representing Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Zoroastrian faiths; representatives of other organizations from different countries that work with youth and came for the training; as well as UK-based organizations that launched RfP UK Interfaith Youth Network, during the Summit.Read more: RfP EIYN Summit and Training "Multireligious Youth Against Religious Extremism"
Thousands of multi-religious youth in different countries across the globe took part in #cleanpraycollaborate initiative on June 5, 2016, commemorating UN World Environment Day today, in order to learn each other's faith traditions, as well as deliver much-needed services for the religious sites. In Europe a few of EIYN's member organizations organized activities for the initiative that took place in different countries.
Religions for Peace Global Interfaith Youth Network’s initiative titled “Welcoming the Other: Clean, Pray, Collaborate” is a global awareness multi-religious campaign to encourage safe, clean, and environmentally friendly places of worship in celebration of the UN World Environment day. Multi-Religious Youth work together, volunteering their time and efforts to service their local Mosques, Synagogues, Churches, Pagodas, Temples and Gurdwaras needs to be more Eco-friendly.Read more: Clean, Pray, Collaborate
50 youth leaders from the world’s major religious organizations, as well as representatives of the United Nations and intergovernmental institutions, experts and practitioners from civil society organizations, met in Paris, France on 26 -28 November 2015 for the Global Religious Youth Leaders’ Summit on “Welcoming the Other: Multi-religious Youth Respond to the Challenges of Violent Religious Extremism, Refugee Crisis and Climate Change". The Summit served also as the 2015 Religions for Peace (RfP) International Youth Committee (IYC) meeting.
The Summit participants condemned the violence committed in the name of religion and rejected any attempt to fuel distrust and cycles of discrimination and violence to polarize and divide our communities. The youth leaders committed to further strengthen their effort to advance Peace. A two-year action plan was developed and a strong multi-religious statement was issued defining our future actions and our firm commitment to ensure its implementation.
"We, the youth of different faith groups, are determined to live together in peace and mutual appreciation. We are united in the belief that it is our duty to play a crucial role in overcoming violence and striving for justice. This ideal will only be achieved through interfaith cooperation, which will be facilitated by the establishment of the European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN)"; Geneva declaration