RfP-European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN) is platform of youth organisations from all religions present inEurope,advancing common action for peace. Mission: Peace between religions and nations, stopping war, ending poverty, protecting the earth. European Interfaith Youth Network is a part of the Religions for Peace Global Youth Network.
WHO WE ARE?
European Interfaith Youth Network (EIYN) serves as a platform aimed at bringing together youth organizations and young individuals from all religions present in Europe, advancing common action for peace. Launched in 2006, EIYN facilitates multi-religious cooperation and helps develop partnership for multi-relgious projects and pilot programs to confront some of our most urgent challenges in conjunction with other Religions for Peace youth networks in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Carribean.
Our motto is “Different Faiths, Common Action!”. In 2012 we have launched youth interfaith expert groups on education, economy, ecology and on media. Our network’s activities cover also issues such as youth policy and interfaith advocacy. In the year 2012/2013 we are running the campaigns “Restoring Dignity” against the violence against women and girls, and also “Sacred Water” campaign on the sustainable development and importance of water for life. See also our previous campaigns>>
RfP-EIYN is part of the global Religions for Peace – the largest international coalition of representatives from the world’s great religions dedicated to promoting peace.
Respecting religious differences while celebrating our common humanity, Religions for Peace is active on every continent and in some of the most troubled areas of the world, creating multi-religious partnerships to confront our most dire issues: stopping war, ending poverty, and protecting the earth.
Founded in 1970, Religions for Peace is a global coalition of religious leaders, religious communities, non-governmental organizations and foundations. Some of Religions for Peace’s recent successes include building a new climate of reconciliation in Iraq; mediating dialogue among warring factions in Sierra Leone; organizing an international network of religious women’s organizations; and establishing an extraordinary program to assist the millions of children affected by Africa’s AIDS pandemic, the Hope for African Children Initiative.
Religions for Peace is a coalition of many regional (continental, national and local) networks, including the youth and women’s networks. In Europe the youth Network is composed of the European youth faith-based organizations (and in some cases: religious communities) and non-religious organizations who facilitate the inter-faith dialogue.