Religions for Peace (RfP) is pleased to announce the 2017 RfP Interfaith Youth Prize for Innovative approach to multi-religious youth collaboration. Three prizes, each consisting of up to US $3,000, will be awarded to three interfaith youth networks working on the local and /or national level.

The RfP Interfaith Youth Prize for Innovative Approach will be awarded to the most creative and sustainable projects that encourage dialogue and strengthen collaboration among young people of diverse religious traditions to take concrete actions in three issue areas:

  1. Violent Religious Extremism
  2. Refugee Crisis
  3. Climate Change

In 2016, four prizes were awarded for multi-religious youth projects that welcomed refugees in France and Lebanon, organized a workshop in Nigeria to counter violent religious extremism and tackled deforestation by allowing youth to acquire new environmentally friendly skill sets in Malawi.

Innovation in multi-religious collaboration can take many shapes. RfP is looking for ideas big and small that can result in tangible results. RfP will provide technical assistance to all the winners to implement their prize-winning project.

Eligibility Criteria
All RfP Global Interfaith Youth Network members are eligible to apply.

Submission Guidelines
Send in a brief one page concept that describes the project and how it is innovative, timeline of implementation, and expected outcome. This needs to be emailed to Ms. Elida Jbeili ( or faxed (+1 212-983-0098) by Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.