Freeman Trebilcock is a 21-year-old Australian born Tibetan Buddhist monk. A founding member of the international peace organization Loving Kindness Peaceful Youth, he has a deep commitment to promoting inner values as the basis of creating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Freeman has collaborated in numerous interfaith initiatives including organizing and participating in the "Dialogue with the Dalai Lama: Multifaith Forum for Schools" in 2007 and coordinating the Buddhist community for the Melbourne Interfaith Youth Pilgrimage in 2008. Freeman has twice attended the Interfaith Youth Core's (IFYC) conference on interfaith work. Inspired by the IFYC model of interfaith service, in 2009 Freeman started InterAction: multifaith youth network, an Australian-based organization which promotes religious pluralism by engaging young people in common action for the common good. InterAction held its launch in Melbourne in the lead-up to the Parliament of the World's Religions and will continue to use the energy generated by this major event to advance interfaith harmony and cooperation locally and across the globe. As a Youth Ambassador, Freeman plans to work with faith groups at University campuses across his region, with a focus on coming together on common projects of service - "common action for the common good." He has a vision for InterAction to grow into an Australia-wide network and instigate change across the entire campus environment for University students, where faith groups currently remain isolated and disconnected from each other.
February 10, 2011 10:27 AM
What an amazing year we've had! After being part of the URI Youth Ambassador program in 2010, the fruits of interfaith co-operation are now flourishing in my region. Our... Read more...
July 26, 2010 6:21 PM