FOLLOW US

FacebookYoutubeLinkedin

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

August 2020
S M T W T F S
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Youth UPF

Forum in Paris on Youth and Extremism

France-2014-10-18-Forum on Youth and Extremism

French

Paris, France - A forum on "Youth and Extremism" took place at the Centre Culture et Paix in Paris Oct. 18, 2014. The focus was the current tragedy of young people leaving their families to join the ranks of "jihad" in the Middle East.

The main guest speaker was Mrs. Hamida Namane, an anthropologist, professor at Sorbonne University and consultant on intercultural issues. The audience was composed of Ambassadors for Peace and NGO representatives, notably from the association "Buud-Yam" that deals with intregration of children and their parents in the immigrant community in France. Mrs. Brigitte Wada, head of WFWP France, introduced the meeting and moderated the discussion.

The first speaker was Mr. Jacques Marion, president of UPF-France, who gave a brief review of the new book Defusing Radical Islam by anthropologist Dounia Bouzar, the foremost expert in France on this phenomenon. The book describes the process of "sectarian manipulation" causing these youth to leave their families, and raises a few fundamental issues facing the Muslim community in France. Mr. Marion explained from the viewpoint of UPF how interreligious dialogue and action are key responses to this phenomenon.

Mrs. Namane then gave a talk on "Jihadist adolescents: current situation and questions," reviewing the main characteristics of these "jihadist youth," how they are manipulated, by whom, what attracts them to join terrorist groups, and how authorities in Europe are dealing with them. The issue being on the daily news in the media, the discussion was intense and passionate and dealt more broadly with the question of integration of immigrant youth in France.

The forum was a joint project of UPF and the Family Federation for World Peace.

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.


Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.




Related Articles

Bangladesh ‘Peace Talks’ Focuses on the Role of Youth in COVID-19

Dhaka, Bangladesh—The role of youth and students in COVID-19 was the focus of a “Peace Talks” webinar UPF-Bangladesh hosted in partnership with Youth and Students for Peace.

Asia Pacific First Ladies Summit Convened in Palau

Koror, Palau—Eight current and former first ladies as well as more than 500 delegates from 38 nations attended the Asia Pacific First Ladies Summit 2019 in Palau.

UPF and Youth Leader Meet Head of Church

Lisbon, Portugal—UPF and the leader of an affiliated youth organization met the supreme leader of the Tocoist Church.