Today we celebrate International Youth Day. As society we come together to look at and reflect on the role that young people play and to put emphasis on youth-related issues. This year’s topic is Youth Civic Engagement. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon made the following statement on this year’s Youth Day: As the world changes with… Read More Youth Civic Engagement: What Can Religious Communities Do?
Die Frage die wir uns heute stellen ist: „Welche Rolle können Religionen im Jahr 2015 für den Frieden spielen?“ Je nachdem wo wir uns auf diesem Planeten befinden, stellt sich diese Frage etwas anders. Heute sind wir in Deutschland und was Deutschland – zumindest was Gießen betrifft – haben wir es in der Diskussion außschließlich… Read More Welche Rolle können Religionen im Jahr 2015 für den Frieden spielen?
By Deacon Athanasius, Metropolis Austria In the discussion around Global Citizenship and my faith I was asked to say a few words about how I think my faith (in my case, the Christian Orthodox faith) influences me in my engagement with people of other cultures and religions. I think and I hope that my faith… Read More Global Citizenship and My Faith
by Matthias Grümayer, Youth Representative of Österreichische Buddhistische Religionsgesellschaft How does your faith help or hinder your engagement with people of other cultures and religions? Buddhism offers tools and practices that help to cultivate openness and care towards other living beings, regardless of species, religions and cultures. What are these? The practice of the 4 Brahmaviharas,… Read More The Buddhist Youth, Global Citizenship and My Practice
By Marijan Oršolić How does your faith help or hinder your engagement with people of other cultures and religions? Dear guests, I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a land which is best described by the metaphor of Czech writer, Kundera, as a land of “maximal diversity in a minimal space”. It’s a mosaic composed of… Read More My Faith, the Interreligious Council of BaH and Global Citizenship
By Jennifer Salam Alaikum. Peace be upon you. It’s a pleasure for me to be here and to talk about the topic of religion which is essential for our interreligious faith discussion tonight. Foremost the topic questions are not ordinary and do require series of deep thinking that I’ll try to respond to simply with the… Read More A Young Islamic Perspective on Global Citizenship
Volunteering for the Unemployed? By Benedikta We were discussing many questions about volunteering in the workshop : “Don’t ask what Europe can do for you – What can you do for Europe?” Basically, the questions were about how to promote volunteering, as many reported, the experience they gained through volunteering helped them in their character… Read More European Youth Event: Personal Highlights – Part 2