In 2019, African Students For Interfaith Tolerance was established as a registered non-governmental and non-profit youth-led peacebuilding organization striving to promote religious tolerance, coexistence, interfaith dialogue and youth’s meaningful participation in peacebuilding.
According to Pew Research, in 2018 more than a quarter of the world’s countries experienced a high incidence of hostilities motivated by religious hatred, mob violence related to religion, terrorism, and harassment of women for violating religious codes.
The upcoming Ghana Interfaith Solidarity March 2022 will bring together 100 – 150 people including religious and traditional leaders from different religious groups and sects, representatives of CSOs, public officials etc. to stand together in unity against religious hatred and oppression in the name of religion and in supporting freedom of worship or belief, call for ceasure of the use of violence and in support for peace, love and harmonious living.
The March will also affirm the critical role the interfaith community must play in safeguarding the peace and freedom of religion/worship of all people.
We have the following as objectives;
i) rally together religious and traditional leaders and our community at large to unite against religious hatred, intolerance and discrimination.
ii) enable relationships building across different religious and cultural backgrounds.
iii) promote our shared values of compassion, love for one another, solidarity, non-discrimination etc.
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