We are delighted to introduce to you our third Religions for Peace GIYN E- newsletter. CLICK HERE and read reports from six regions around the world highlighting inspiring stories and activities from each region. In this edition of the newsletter, you’ll find news from RfP GIYN newest national Interfaith Youth Network in Myanmar actively building relationships across religions and ethnicities, RfP Africa Interfaith Youth Network (AIYN) supporting peaceful elections in Sierra Leone and Kenya and a thought proving opinion piece from RfP USA Associate Director Aaron Stauffer tackling the issue of Islamophobia in the United States, as well as news from Europe and South America.
The Religions for Peace GIYN Newsletter is published on a quarterly basis and features stories from our national, regional and global interfaith youth networks and affiliates, as well as personal stories, organizational updates and interfaith news.The newsletter functions as an information sharing platform to communicate more effectively among religious youth leaders at local, national, regional and international levels.
Religions for Peace GIYN E-newsletter.
Posted in 2013
Tagged Disarmament, Europe, human-rights, interfaith, Kenya, Myanmar, peace, religion, religious, Sierra Leone, South America, youth
Religions for Peace, European Interfaith Youth Network (RfP, EIYN) is a Non-for Profit network of organizations which exists only thanks to the generous support from private donors and foundations. As a young but very active and developing network, this year we specially need your support. We celebrate this year 5th anniversary of establishing our network. We planned then special interfaith youth encounter to take place later this year, and other activities for our “Restoring Dignity” campaign against the violence against women and in the disarmament field. Without your support we will not be able to acomplishe this plan. Please support our network’s development, even a small donation will be very important for us.
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22 May 2013 in 2013, disarmament
Tagged anniversary, Disarmament, human-rights, interfaith, PayPal, peace, religion, violence against women, women, youth
We are very proud to inform that our Core Group member – Julia Maria Koszewska, has been awarded Silver Cross of Merit Award by the President of Poland, for “outstanding achievements in public service activities, for achievements in developing, enhancing and spreading religious, intellectual, artistic and political culture, for educational activities for children and youth”.
The Cross of Merit is a Polish civil state award. It is awarded by the President of Republic of Poland for “exemplary public service or humanitarian work that goes above and beyond the call of duty”. Julia is one of the youngest to receive this award ever.
Julia has been active in numerous public initiatives in Poland and wider Europe, in the field of civil society, youth policy, advocacy for women and youth and their empowerement, peace work, interfaith dialogue, human rights, access to information and knowledge and other. Throughout the years she was a leader of organizations such as: KIK (Club of Catholic Intelligentsia), JECI-MIEC European Coordination, Pax Romana IMCS (International Movement of Catholic Students) and Pax Romana ICMICA (International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs). She was one of the founders of Religions for Peace, European Interfaith Youth Network (RfP-EIYN) in 2006, and has been a member of our Core Group (EIYN’s governing body) since then. We know her as a good leader and passionate activist with a big heart, dedicated to promoting peace, interfaith dialogue and youth and women’s empowerment.
Wa are proud of you Julia! Congratulations!
Nuclear weapons. Are they still a problem we could really face? More than 60 years after the end of World War II? Isn’t that issue out of date and definitely out of fashion? Is there anything to talk about? These questions could distinctly be heard at the ICAN Civil Society Forum and International Conference on “Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapon” which took place in Oslo, Norway, March 2-5, 2013. EIYN actively took part in this event. Read below a personal account of the conference by EIYN’s representative to this event – young religious leader – Rafał Socha, from Poland.
EIYN’s representatives during ICAN Civil Society Forum
EIYN’s member organization – youth group of Interreligious Council in Bosnia and Herzegovina “All Together” launched, in partnership with Religions for Peace Global Interfaith Youth Network, first initiative of youth “Restoring Dignity” campaign in Europe! The event took place on February 25, 2013, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H).
100 people took part in all-day long event that included: training course for youth, promotion of Bosnian edition of “Restoring Dignity” toolkit, and panel discussion with speakers from largest religious institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue reading