Our City, Our World

August 2014, young people from the UK (FODIP) and France (Coexister) – Christians, Muslims, Jews and those of no faith – came together in the beautiful surroundings of Ammerdown, Somerset, sponsored by the EU’s Youth in Action Programme. Participants looked at issues of identity and citizenship. Of particular interest was the concept of laïcité and how or whether this impacts on religious identity. We also looked at how global issues such as Israel/Palestine affect cross-communal relations.

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All of Us

What does it mean to be a British citizen? How can we feel at home in a society whose values, culture and even political decisions may raise questions for us? Our recently concluded ‘All of Us’ project looked at the Kulanana project devised by the Israeli citizenship organisation Merchavim; it asked how young people in the UK can similarly consider citizenship and difference and provide models for other young people to do the same.