Das Jugend Pre-Assembly in Lindau 2019.
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10th World Assembly

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Youth Pre-Assembly

On the day preceding the main Assembly, approximately 100 young leaders of faith from six regional networks gathered at the Religions for Peace Youth Pre-Assembly.

Young people are an essential component of the Religions for Peace network as they bring energy, ingenuity and innovation to the entire movement. Religions for Peace’s Global Interfaith Youth Network (Religions for Peace-GIYN) harnesses the energy and commitment of religious youth leaders around the world to advance its mission of multi-religious cooperation for peace. Religions for Peace-GIYN builds strategic partnerships with governmental and civil society organizations, implements international action campaigns and facilitates youth involvement in global peace initiatives.

The Religions for Peace 10th World Assembly presented an opportunity for these young leaders, representing the world’s religious traditions, to consider the unique role of youth in overcoming global challenges and to develop a plan for youth-led, multi-religious action for Shared Well-Being in their respective regions and beyond.

The Youth Pre-Assembly, through its cross-cultural and multi-religious working sessions, enables young leaders from different religions to build local, national and regional networks in order to transform conflict, promote just and harmonious societies, foster integral human development and protect the Earth.

The Youth Pre-Assembly took place on Monday, 19 August 2019. You can find the program details here.

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Key Topics

The delegates of the 10th World Assembly dealt with the following topics: Potential – Effective action, together against radicalization and escalation; Climate change – an existential issue; Religions as “Trustees of Knowledge” against Fake News.

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Facts and Figures

What is Religions for Peace? Where is Religions for Peace located? Who is behind it and what goals does Religions for Peace pursue? What are the World Assemblies, how often do they take place and who is invited to them. Everything you want to know about the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace can be found here.

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Women’s Pre-Assembly

One day before the start of the general assembly, representatives of the world religions met for the Religions for Peace women preliminary assembly. This event offered a crucial platform for reflection, discussion and mobilization with regard to the role of women in interfaith cooperation.

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Youth Pre-Assembly

One day before the start of the general assembly, around 100 leading youth representatives of the religions from six regional networks met for the youth pre-assembly. Young people are an essential part of the Religions for Peace network. They bring energy, innovation and ingenuity to the movement.

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Stories

50 years ago, representatives of various denominations founded Religions for Peace. Their goal: to create peace across all confessional borders. A look back shows how much the challenges have changed since then.