As a project, ICF is accountable to Asia and Pacific Alliance of YMCAs (APAY).
It carries out the mandate of APAY as outlined in the World Alliance of YMCAs’ Challenge 21. All seven basic principles to guide the action of YMCAs outlined in Challenge 21 are peace issues. Two principles, however, are specific to understanding interreligious and interfaith dialog. They are:
a. Fostering dialogue and partnership between people of different faiths and ideologies and recognizing the cultural identities of people and promoting cultural renewal.”
b. “Committing to work in solidarity with the poor, dispossessed, uprooted people and oppressed racial, religious, and ethnic minorities.”
These principles are translated into the content of the programs such as the thematic workshops, School of Peace, and Peace Institutes among others. These activities – national and regional – are carried out in partnership with ICF’s alumni, religious groups, and peace networks.