Fellows Project: Sayyed Ali Islamic Institue
Iraq’s cultural and ethnic diversity has become a basis for divisions among communities along religious, ethnic and linguistic lines. With this in mind, Sayyed Ali Khoei designed a community development and conflict resolution training that aims to promote the concept of tolerance as a tool to minimise hatred and to put an end to the abuse of religion to justify violence. The project encourages participants to generate new insights into Abrahamic religions and become key voices for peace and reconciliation at the local level. The spiritual element of the training encourages participants to look beyond their personal interests towards greater cooperation and understanding.