Youth: “What fear do we have? What positive answers do we have?”

Youth testimonies:

Sara BAHMANPOUR Muslim from Finland interviews :

Alexandru KISS- from Roumania, Petar KECMAN from Serbia, Zvonimira JAKIC from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nahla HEWIDY from Finland, Kata CHRONOPOULOS-LANCOS from Hungaria, Manon SPERATI from Belgium, Kawtar LOURHARZ from Morocco, Gaura HARI from UK, Iman GJELLOUL from Sweden

An International Youth Training Seminar took place in parallel with the RfP Europe Assembly “Empowering Youth for Interfaith and Multicultural Peace Action”, from October 27 to November 2 in Castel Gandolfo, Italy. This Youth Exchange, supported by Erasmus+ and other sponsors, brought together 54 young people and facilitators from 12 European countries and 8 religious communities, as well as non-believers. They participated in some of the Assembly activities and presented a report in a special youth plenary session with recommendations.

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“Empowering Youth in Interfaith and Multicultural Peace Action” aimed to empower young people of faith and other interested young people providing them with interfaith and multicultural tools for preventing and eliminating xenophobia and intolerance. The project responded to the problem of growing intolerance over religion and religious expression, which is endangering societies in Europe. The youth exchange responded to the lack of awareness of key concepts of a culture of peace, lack of information about other faiths and religions, and lack of knowledge about other cultures. This is manifested in hate-speech or discriminatory speech or action often involving young people.

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