What We Do
Our interreligious dialogue programmes support peace and reconciliation in specific conflict situations, such as the Central African Republic, Iraq/Syria, Nigeria, and Myanmar. Our IRD training focuses on providing religious leaders the skills needed to actively support conflict transformation.
The Centre’s approach is multilateral, as we seek complementarity between our efforts and those of international and civil society organizations.
We help create the platforms, knowledge, and commitment that foster IRD in conflict areas.
We support international and national institutions in using IRD to work for positive change.
We convene religious leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders to engage in IRD.
We create and disseminate knowledge on IRD to help achieve peace and reconciliation.
Where we work
In the past 31 months, we have:
Convened over 50 High Level Religious Leaders from 15 different religions and denominations, including Buddhist, Catholic, Christian Churches of the East, Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Protestant, Druze, Hindu, Orthodox Judaism, Mandean, Muslim-Sunni, Muslim-Shia, Sikh, Yazidi Communities.
11 Networks have been created; programs are ongoing or completed in 7 countries: Iraq, Syria, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Nigeria, India, Indonesia, Tanzania.
We have issued 3 international Interreligious Declarations in UN/New York, Vienna and Athens.
We have organized 25 conferences in 10 countries, 16 training sessions in 11 countries, 37 workshops in 13 countries.
Over 2,700 dialogue practitioners have been trained, and over 15,000 stakeholders engaged.