In 2019, African Students For Interfaith Tolerance was established as a registered non-governmental and non-profit youth-led organization working on conflict prevention, peacebuilding, good democratic governance, interfaith harmony and sustainable development through dialogue, advocacy and youth empowerment.
It is undoubtedly clear that our world today is still marred with incidents of violent conflicts and human right abuses which have left scores displaced, in extreme poverty and deprivation. Statistics on violence across the globe are sobering. Despite these difficulties, there is an opportunity to build long lasting peace.
In our attempt to prevent conflicts, enhance communication and understanding among different religious and ethnic groupings, we have held dialogues, stakeholders engagements sessions, peace talks, peace camp etc. all geared towards empowering people and building/restoring relationships in our community.
Since 2020, African Students For Interfaith Tolerance annually commemorate the World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) with an interfaith dialogue.
This year, our dialogue will take the dimension of helping our community build relationships and deal compassionately with an enemy, stranger, neigbour and friend drawing inspiration and guidance from the various religious writings of Christianity and Islam as well as the Oral Traditions of the African Traditional Religion (ATR).
We hope that by the end of the interfaith dialogue, we will be able to:
- bring our community together to acknowledge and appreciate our differences and perspectives.
- unify members of our community to voluntarily sign a pledge to uphold interfaith and intercultural harmony which will unite us in promoting the common good and affirm our shared commitment and resolve to safeguard religious harmony.
We need your help: Join us to make this dialogue and other subsequent activities a success by investing in local peacebuilding today.