Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions)

Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions)

Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) brings together young adults (18-35) from different religions to have a voice and a vote in shaping our multicultural, multi-religious society. Their gatherings generate a welcoming, friendly atmosphere where young adults can discuss contemporary issues and make shared commitments. This positive experience of interfaith encounter breaks down fears, prejudices and stereotypes, and builds social cohesion for our multi-religious society.

Youth PoWR is coordinated by a Committee of young adults from different religions who volunteer their time and their passion. They are nominated by peak state and national religious bodies, or past and present team members. Together they plan, promote and host Youth PoWR events, where inspiring young speakers challenge the audience and performers provide entertainment. The events are energetic, dynamic and PoWRful!     

The inaugural Youth PoWR was held in 2015. Since then, hundreds of young adults across Sydney have gathered together, meeting their peers from different faiths, and building mutual respect, understanding and cooperation.

Youth PoWR’s most recent achievement is The Sydney Statement, an inspirational and practical interfaith charter for “Building Bridges Between Believers from Different Religions”. Over two years, Youth PoWR generated the content, approved the text, and authorised its publication. It was officially launched in March 2021.

Youth PoWR is an interfaith initiative of the Columban Centre for Christian-Muslim Relations and is supported by Multicultural NSW.

Check out Youth PoWR’s Facebook and Instagram page for more details on events and how you can get involved!

  Youth PoWR launches The Sydney Statement

Mar 01, 2021
Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) launched their interfaith charter, The Sydney Statement: Building Bridges Between Believers from Different Religions, to media and a religiously and culturally diverse audience of civic, religious, community and educational leaders, students, interfaith…
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  Youth PoWR 2020 – Youth PoWR presents The Sydney Statement for an online vote

Oct 15, 2020
After numerous consultations with the Youth PoWR Coordinating Committee, the Steering Committee, the wider Youth PoWR network, and selected religious leaders and 16 drafts, spanning more than 18 months, Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) presented the approved text of The Sydney Statement,…
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  Youth PoWR 2019 – PoWR to the youth across Sydney!

Dec 01, 2019
Inspired by statements by religious leaders from other cities around the world, Youth PoWR undertook the challenge of creating an interfaith charter tailored for Sydney, called The Sydney Statement.
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  Youth PoWR 2018 – Harmony for Humanity: Unity in Diversity

Aug 19, 2018
Over 200 youth attended Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) held at the Soka Gakkai International Australia centre, Sydney Olympic Park, on Sunday 19th August.
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  Youth PoWR 2017 - Light in Dark Times

Aug 20, 2017
Sparking an Interfaith Movement of Hope More than 200 young people aged 17- 35 participated in this year's Youth PoWR (Parliament of the World’s Religions) at Santa Sabina College, Strathfield, on 20 August.
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  Youth PoWR 2016 – Towards a more compassionate and just society

Sep 03, 2016
Sydney’s Youth Model Harmony, Compassion and Justice to the Rest of the World! Just under 400 young people from diverse faith backgrounds met in Sydney for the largest interfaith event for young people in Australia.
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  Youth PoWR 2015 - Youth Celebrate Religious Diversity

Oct 05, 2015
More than 400 young Australians representing diverse religious and cultural backgrounds assembled for the inaugural Youth Parliament of World’s Religions (Youth PoWR) on 17th September 2015.
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The Sydney Statement - A5 Booklet

The Sydney Statement - A5 Booklet (36 pages)

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$6.80  

This booklet (A5) - The Sydney Statement: Building Bridges Between Believers from Different Religions is an interfaith charter for Sydney and beyond. It is inspired by similar interfaith statements from other cities e.g. The Athens Declaration 2015, The Beirut Declaration 2017 and The Washington Declaration 2018. Like the interfaith statements which inspired it, The Sydney Statement is named after a city. However, it is relevant to NSW, Australia and the world. Among those interfaith statements, The Sydney Statement is unique in that it is led by youth who share their dream for the future. Prices exc P&H.  

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