About the Global Youth Network

Religions for Peace Global Youth Network harnesses the energy and commitment of religious youth leaders around the world to advance its mission of multi-religious cooperation for peace. The Global Youth Network gained full momentum in 2006 when six regional inter-religious youth networks were launched in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Global Youth Network seeks to advance its work of mobilizing the power of religious youth; building strategic partnerships with the United Nations, inter-governmental institutions, and civil society organizations; and implementing action programs through national and regional inter-religious youth networks.

The Global Youth Network is focused on multi-religious youth action by working to stop war, end poverty and protect the earth. Concurrently, the youth are working to mainstream youth and youth issues into Religions for Peace programming activities at the local, regional, and global levels.

The Global Youth Network is led by the International Youth Committee (IYC), comprised of fifteen members representing the world’s faith traditions from six continents. The present IYC was elected at the Religions for Peace VIII World Assembly in Kyoto, Japan in August 2006. The Religions for Peace Global Youth Network and the IYC is led by its newly elected Youth Coordinator, Ms. Stellamaris Mulaeh, who is actively engaged in grassroots multi-religious youth-led peacebuilding in Kenya. As a global agent, the IYC is mindful to choose a location where impacts of their meeting include bringing awareness to the conflict, or initiations of service projects in the location.

The Global Youth Network seeks to advance its work of mobilizing power of religious youth, building strategic partnerships with the United Nations, inter-governmental institutions, and civil society organization, and implementing action programs through national and regional inter-religious youth networks.

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