GYCE5 Jury Member Issac S. Thomas
Issac S. Thomas is a young leader from Kerala, India.
He joined the United Religions Initiative URI at the age of 13 and has been working amongst youth since then. Initially part of the South India Sri Lanka region, he was one of the first young leaders training program (YLP) candidate and later became the Youth Ambassador for the region.
He founded Global Youth Movement (GYM) CC in 2017 and joined the Multiregion. Under his leadership, youngsters have grown and thrived as individuals and as a group concentrating on platforms like interfaith, intercultural and intergenerational dialogue, conflict resolution and reconciliation, women and youth empowerment, environmental protection and sustainable development, disarmament of nuclear weapons, advocacy for human rights etc.
He is the coordinator of ‘One Billion Youth for Peace’ movement by Cosmic Community CC and an active member of the Youth Ministry of Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church. He is part of the Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons CC and plays active role in the Young Voices group, Social Media and Education Curriculum team.
At present he is the youngest Global Council Trustee of United Religions Initiative Multiregion at the age of 23. Outside URI, being a Bachelor of Technology graduate in electronics and communication, he works as a Network Engineer in Doha, Qatar.