Faith in the Commonwealth is a global citizenship education (GCED) programme for young Commonwealth citizens of all faiths and none. It began as a partnership with the Khalili Foundation.
Faith is used by some to cause divisions in society. The Commonwealth wants to promote a better understanding of faith and global citizenship, to bring people together to make a fairer and more peaceful world.
Faith in the Commonwealth delivers its objectives in 2 ways.
Our Youth Training of Trainers workshops bring together young people aged 15 to 29 from different faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
Over 4 days of exercises and interactive discussions they learn how to bring their communities together around shared values rather than perceived differences.
They learn how to:
The global citizenship education (GCED) toolkit is a peer-reviewed curriculum for university education.
The curriculum explores contemporary ideas about identity, culture, and society. Students study it as an unaccredited elective subject. It complements their degree programs and enriches their studies.
Faith in the Commonwealth is part of the Commonwealth’s social policy work on education, youth development, anti-extremism and promoting peace.
It brings to life the principles of the Commonwealth Charter – tolerance, respect and understanding, human rights, access to health, education, food and shelter and the importance of young people in the Commonwealth – that unite our diverse family of nations.
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