Oct 31, 2019
Interfaith Youth Cooperative Actions for Peace (IYCAP) alumni and youth Hindus from Pago Region held a Diwali celebration on October 27, 2019. Hosted by Christian Youth Center in Pago, the celebration began with the youth Hindus’ brief account of the history of Diwali and Hindu traditions and customary practices. In return, interfaith youths shared their knowledge of coexistence among different religious groups, followed by questions and answers. They also paid a visit to Shari Kali Hindu Temple.
The event aimed to build networking with youth Hindus in Pago Region, raise public awareness of the interfaith peace across the engagement of interfaith youths in religious festivals, and promote mutual friendship among youths from different backgrounds by broadening their understanding of the value of religions.