UK’s first regional youth interfaith council launched

16 young people drawn from seven different faith communities in Yorkshire and Humber was officially launched as founding members of _United Faiths’, the UK’s first Regional Interfaith Youth Council this week. The group has been brought together by the Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum (YHFF) as part of its work to provide a voice for young people. The launch was a highlight of the YHFF’s annual conference on Thursday at the Thornbury Centre in Bradford and focused on working in partnership to create harmonious communities. Members from the Youth Council also lead a workshop at the conference on listening and engaging with young people at a local and regional level. They will continue to have an active role in the Forum’s through events such as the ‘Faith in the Media’ conference planned for April 24th 2008 which aims to challenge misconceptions and negative faith stereotypes in the media [Full-text here.->http://themuslimweekly.com/fullstoryview.aspx?NewsID=037EA360E57F560F85AE5753&MENUID=HOMENEWS&DESCRIPTION=UK%20News