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Shared Religious Values Can Provide Common Ground among Youth

1 May 2015
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Salzburg, Austria: Interreligious dialogue, at the individual and community level, is an important tool to prevent feelings of exclusion and marginalization in young people, said panelists at a KAICIID-organized panel on marginalization and the risk of violence in youth. Religious values can be useful in the search for common ground among young people from different backgrounds.

In their exploration of youth deprivation and risk of violence, participants highlighted the importance of working with grassroots youth initiatives and organisations, and commended KAICIID for its work on education and Peace Mapping, which translate research into applied practice. 

The panel, titled  “Inclusion and Exclusion: Disparate views on responsibility, duties and belief and its impact on youth agenda,” was held during a five-day Salzburg Global Seminar workshop on “Youth, Economics and Violence: Implications for Future Conflict”. 

The panelists were Erum Aziz, (Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education), “Inclusion and Exclusion: Disparate views on responsibility, duties and belief and its impact on youth agenda,” Simranpreet Singh Oberoi, (Shoshit Samadhan Kendra), Paul Sixpence (Centre Stage Media Arts Foundation) and Jana Vobecká from KAICIID.

Panelists agreed that engaging with religious identities in a constructive way can help prevent violence and exclusion.

In the KAICIID-organized panel, “Inclusion and Exclusion: Disparate views on responsibility, duties and belief and its impact on youth agenda,” experts from the field exchanged experiences and best practices while exploring interfaith action as a solution to youth violence and the role of religious values in the search for common ground. 

The Salzburg Global Seminar

SGS was originally founded in 1947 to encourage the revival of intellectual dialogue in post-war Europe and facilitates and hosts international strategic convening and multi-year programs to tackle systems challenges critical for the next generation. The Seminar works with partners to facilitate global engagement on critical issues in education, health, environment, economics, governance, peace-building and to drive social change in the areas of imagination, sustainability, and justice.