Asia Interfaith Youth Peace Camp

2019 Asia Interfaith Youth Peace Camp

26-30 November 2019 | Manila, Philippines

Fostering our shared well-being:
Empowering Asia-Pacific Youth towards Common Actions

The 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace centered on the theme “Caring for our Common Future: Advancing Shared Well-being” when it was held in Lindau, Germany last 20-23 August 2019. Prior to the World Assembly, about 100 youth delegates convened for the You Pre-Assembly last 19 August 2019. The Pre-Assembly gave the youth leaders an opportunity to discuss the various issues and challenges that the youth faces and experiences. From this discussion, the youth leaders were able to recommend various actions that can be done to address these problems.

Recognizing that it is the future of the youth that is at-stake, the Asia & the Pacific Interfaith Youth Network has agreed to bring the conversations of the 10th World Assembly to the youth leaders of the Region. As the World Assembly also sets forth the direction that the Religions for Peace network will take, the 2019 Asia Regional Youth Peace Camp has been designed to bring down to the regional youth network the discussions which will help prepare the APIYN for common actions to protect and care for our common future. Echoing also the vision of the new RfP Secretary General, Prof. Azza Karam, this year’s camp will focus on freedom of religion and belief, conflict transformation, just and harmonious societies, sustainable and integral development, and protecting the Earth.

2018 Asia Interfaith Youth Peace Camp

17-20 December 2018 | Yangon, Myanmar

“Taking Action on Climate Change Through Interfaith Co-operation”

From 17-20th December 2018, 81 young leaders from eleven countries across the Asia Pacific convened in Yangon, Myanmar for the fifth annual Asia Interfaith Youth Peace Camp, hosted by Religions for Peace Asia (ACRP) and the ACRP Seoul Peace Education Centre, in partnership with the Religions for Peace Myanmar. Delegates from Myanmar, Australia, China, India, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka convened to reflect upon the impact of climate change on their communities and across the region, and to develop action plans to address specific aspects of climate change at the local level.

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