National Youth Interfaith Forum
Celebrate our diverse communities in Aotearoa
Bringing together young people of different beliefs and cultures to celebrate the richness of our diverse communities in Aotearoa. The National Youth Interfaith Forum will work towards global citizenship, gender equality and sustainable development.
The forum is being hosted by the Wellington Interfaith Committee with the support of the National Council of Women.
What to expect on the day
The forum will begin at 9:15 with an interfaith service, and will end at 5pm with — we hope — a joint statement and commitment oriented towards a future of global citizenship, gender equality and sustainable living.The day will include a:
- conversation with the dynamic and inspiring High Commissioner of South Africa
- discussion about the UN Sustainable Development goals, with the expertise of Joy Dunsheath
- lunchtime debate, with the VUW Debating Society, about the value of petitioning
- free tour of the He Tohu exhibition at the National Library, and
- plenty of opportunity to discuss the important issues in small groups.
Looking for bold-spirited and spiritual young people
Our hope is that this event will bring together bold-spirited and spiritual young people. Young people who will be able to enrich each other's thinking and living to create a community of leaders across the traditional divides.
About the hosts
The Wellington Interfaith Committee and the National Council of Women are both organisations committed to strengthening:
- community, and
- the fundamental values on which our communities rely, through dialogue and relationship.