Given the persistence of hatred, conflict and suffering, there’s urgency to uncover and amplify life-giving texts, traditions and practices that uphold human dignity and that speak in support of peace, justice and healing, and a world in which every human being is of equal value. Our sacred texts and practices underscore the importance of working together for the common good beyond our own religious community. We need to strengthen processes of translating life-giving theologies and practice into practical actions that improve human dignity. We need to equip ourselves with knowledge and skills to speak out against hatred, injustice, violence and abuse of power. Shared learning and know-how will emerge directly from examples of lived experiences and practice.
The Inter-religious Convention- Youth Pre-conference is a half-day event before the commencement of the main conference that will bring young people from around the world with diverse backgrounds together. The Youth Pre-Conference provides the opportunity for young people to meaningfully engage in and lead conversations around issues affecting them. The Youth Pre-conference is a safe space for youth to convene, network, and jointly share their issues, asks, and expectations with various actors attending the convention.
Attendance to the youth pre-conference is free for all registered attendees of the Inter-religious convention and all young persons under 35. Co-hosts can use this Google form to share with young people they are supporting.