Sharon Rosen discussed the nexus between peace and communities of faith at Sant’Egidio’s Annual Summit.
In Nigeria, we support key religious leaders who ensure the protection of holy sites as places for peace and reconciliation, rather than targets of acts of violence.
On June 12-13, more than 50 religious leaders from the Nigerian Christian and Muslim communities met at our event in Abuja.
This toolkit presents an overview of how our programs engage, respect, and accommodate young people’s religious identities around the world, based on insights from Search for Common Ground staff and evaluations. The toolkit identifies positive outcomes and challenges from case studies in the field, examining the different types of programming engaging young people and their religious identities (inter-, intra-, and non-religious programming). A section with recommendations for incorporating gender sensitivities in religious peacebuilding follows, and the toolkits concludes with a review of practical religious considerations for designing and implementing programs. At the end of the toolkit, two appendices provide additional guidance on religious sensitivity in the program cycle and relevant resources for further reading.
We hope that sharing insights from programs in different locations and contexts will contribute to the efforts of Search and other peace practitioners to continuously improve practice in this area.
As part of our project on the protection of Holy Sites, we are launching a contest for Nigerian photographers and filmmakers.
Muslim and Christian leaders from the northeast have called for the adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct on the protection of holy sites and places of worship across the country.
Police and community distrust. Racial tension and violence. Fear of other religions. Urban-rural division. Journalism that inflames rather than enlightens. Political logjams. Lack of government transparency. Search has been solving these problems in countries around the world for 35 years. Now it’s time to deal with them in […]