Fellows Project: Building Peace Through Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in the Islamic Perspective
In Pakistan, religion is considered by a majority of people to be an integral part of their identity. In recent years, sectarian tensions have divided communities, caused socio-political mobilization and in many cases, led to violence against ethnic and religious minority communities. KAICIID Fellow Dr. Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq recognises that interreligious dialogue can play a crucial role in building
peace and reconciliation in areas of tension. Therefore, he adopted interreligious dialogue methodologies to promote peace though his project, a non-formal graduate course that was conducted through a series of workshops. The activities intended to raise awareness of the importance of dialogue and its contribution in social and economic development.