We define the age range for young activists for freedom of faith & belief as 18 to 35.
What do they do?
1. Show interest in the cause of freedom of religion and belief;
2. Take a first step (attending a local event – or even organising one yourself);
3. Become more seriously engaged with the issues (see below);
4. Stay regularly active;
5. Act as ‘resource people’ – not active, but on call to give assistance to newcomers.
Types of activity:
- Research – Identify religious intolerance in your area/ country/ region, and contribute to:
– publication in our blog and those of related organisations;
– publicizing and campaigning using social media;
– fundraising for projects to overcome intolerance (see below).
- Small-scale projects – Multi-faith teams (minimum 3) plan and carry out local activities (interfaith encounters, walks and meals, dialogues/ “multilogues”, etc.).
- Larger multi-faith projects – For example our 2001/2 Gujarat project and Philippines educational study tour (see link below), which relied on external fundraising.
Our young adult network has a record of activity in the early-Noughties.
Some sample newsletters from the latter half of that decade:
At our Congress in India (Kochi, Kerala) in 2010 they elected a new leadership, who can be reached through Facebook.