ASEAN Youth Forum: Interfaith Xchange 2017

29 Apr – 1 May 2017

Premise
The Southeast Asian region is arguably the most religiously diverse region in the world. All the major religions of the world including Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Judaism have had a historical presence in the region. This religious diversity has been a source of strength for the region. Adherents of different religions have come together to worship, share common festivities and cultures. However, the state of inter-faith relations has been affected by various political developments. In this climate of religious conflicts and differences, it is crucial for more to be done to eradicate misunderstanding and fear.

The exposure to unfiltered information on multiple platforms, and often at real-time speed, has enabled both positive and negative engagement on the topics of faith and its attributed factor in rising global altercations and violence. During the past decade, new models of community engagement and social action have emerged; crowdsourcing, co-creations and hackathons. Through the InX Forum, Critical Xchange (CRIX) aims to utilise these modern tools to create change at a societal level and nurture and develop young faith leaders (as well as pathway leaders i.e. atheists and agnostics) in the region to strengthen inter-faith and inter-pathway relations.

Call For Action
Round 1: Application submissions: 28 Mar – 11 Apr 2017
(Only selected applicants for Round 2 will be contacted by 13 Apr)

Round 2: Skype interviews: 14 – 15 Apr 2017
(Selected applicants are to stand-by for Skype interview slot)

Announcement of selected participants for InX: 17 Apr 2017

Terms and Conditions for Applications

  1. Applications for InX are only applicable for citizens of ASEAN countries i.e. Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

  2. An applicant need not be part of any religious or pathway organisation.

  3. Applicants are to ensure that they are able to travel to and remain in Singapore for the dates of 28 April to 1 May 2017 i.e. own documentation to travel, not restricted by law, medical conditions or personal reasons; and participate in all activities during the InX Forum.

  4. Applicants must be of the ages of 18 to 30 years old at time of application.

  5. We regret to inform that only selected participants will be contacted by 13 Apr 2017 for Round 2.

Important to note
All applicants are to send their CVs to connect@criticalxchange.com after submission of application with the title ‘InX application: CV’ and include your full name as submitted in your application form. Deadline for submissions of CVs is 11 Apr 2017. Applicants will not be reminded to send their CVs and failure to do so will render their applications null.

*Applicants who wish to send files of prior projects may send them together with their CVs.

Apply at http://bit.ly/inx2017form

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