Religions for Peace Global Youth Network, established at the 2006 World Youth Assembly in Hiroshima, Japan, harnesses the energy and commitment of religious youth leaders all over the world to advance the mission of multi-religious cooperation for peace. The Global Youth Network is representative of the world's major religious traditions across six regions.
- Africa Youth Network
- Asia and Pacific Youth Network
- Europe Youth Network
- Latin America and the Caribbean Youth Network
- Middle East Youth Network
- North America Youth Network
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.
For more information on Religions for Peace Global Youth Network and its activities please contact: Ms. Elida Jbeili, Program Associate for Youth and Network Coordination, email@example.com