As we enter into the new year, A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY) hopes to continue creating opportunities where we can come together in solidarity. We firmly believe that it’s at times like these that we must rally together to give and to share, and to support and reflect, both in spirit and in action. A pandemic might stop us from coming together physically, but it should not prevent us from building community socially, spiritually, and virtually.
In 2020, we delivered local activities as well as five virtual sessions to bring young people together to exchange experiences and skill-building conversations. ACWAY fellows shared their own initiatives, ranging from COVID community outreach to interfaith hackathons to refugee support.
On February 25th 2021, as part of the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week, we conducted our 5th ACWAY Forum (with this being our first virtual forum), under the theme of #SolidarityinAction. ACWAY is pleased to have participated in UN WIHW since 2016, delivering local activities around the world under one common theme. Our aim is to promote global collaboration through local action for a more peaceful and harmonious society between people of different faiths, cultures, and communities.