The International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) has been a key partner in the life of the Anglican Communion for many years, seeking to act as a link between provincial youth officers and young people from across the Anglican Communion. On a number of occasions, notably in 2004, 1997 and 2007 with the support of other partners, it was possible for us to gather young people together to learn from each other's experiences.
You desire to welcome all your children:
In the beginning you reached out your hand
and brought forth offspring from the earth;
Draw to yourself the young people of our community.
Guide and strengthen them,
to celebrate the joy of life that flows from you,
that in knowing you, they may know life in all its fullness;
Through our eternal saviour,
Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.
The United Nations has declared 12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011 as: The UN Year of Youth. “Our Year. Our Voice.”
The Steering Group of the International Anglican Youth Network (IAYN) wishes to take part in this UN Year of Youth by inviting young Anglicans to begin an in-depth study of a topic addressed by several Networks of the Anglican Communion, numerous Lambeth Conferences and UN Resolutions: ending violence against young women and girls.