About IRCYA The IRCYA brings together exceptional young people, aged 18-29, coming from different religious groups across the Commonwealth.
The Alliance explores the issues and challenges facing young people today, and the role of religion, religious communities and religious identity in tackling these challenges.
This initiative results from an inter-religious webinar which was held by the Commonwealth Jewish Council on 29th June 2020 and featured religious leaders from Anglican, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Roman Catholic and Sikh traditions as well as a video message from HRH The Prince of Wales. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU6e8kLqimQ
Action Groups The IRCYA comprises of 11 Action Groups: 1. Addiction issues and substance abuse 2. Addressing key mental health challenges, especially as they impact on young people 3. Climate Change 4. Extending and upgrading girls education 5. Extending sexual health and family planning facilities and awareness with sensitivity to religious teachings and perceptions 6. Foster understanding and collaboration on key issues by sharing religious teachings 7. Job skills and employment 8. Peace building and reconciliation for inter-religious harmony 9. Sustainable agriculture and food security 10. Tree planting 11. WASH
IRCYA is convened by George Rosenfeld (UK) and co-convenor Deane De Menezes (India) and coordinated by a steering group of 15 young people from across the Commonwealth.
For more information or if you are intersted in being involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org