Al-Karma and CIDT offers internships to Egyptian and Western students to work on papers on interreligious understanding for publication in the electronic magazine Arab-West Report (AWR). AWR was established in 1997 with the specific goal of fostering better understanding of the Arab world and also showing how polemics and biased media reporting can negatively impact understanding on each side of the Arab-West and Muslim-non-Muslim divide. Members of the CC are encouraged to contribute to the forum of the Electronic Network for Arab- West Understanding (ENAWU) on issues related to interreligious understanding (www.enawu.org).
This group of Arab Muslim Sunnis, Jews, Amazigh (Tashelheet, Tamazighet, and Tarefeet) and Sahrawi (nomads) come together to increase an understanding about the importance of intercultural dialogue to build peace and respect among people of different faiths. Members have participated in international gatherings that brirng Arabs and Israelis together to work collaboratively to achieve peace in the Middle East. Some are members of YALA, an initiative that uses social media and technology to bring young people together to build an online academy and an online musicians forum, as well as organizing sports and cultural activities. They are active in Euro-Arab and Euro-med intercultural exchanges and dialogue. To visit their website, click here: http://socialchange2020.wordpress.com/
To launch religiously motivated social action projects, created and maintained by religious people belonging to different traditions. To make conflict resolution initiatives once religious conflicts erupt and to help prevent them in the future by exploring and treating the underlying causes.
This group consists of Sunni Muslims, Christians and Druze. Members have been meeting informally together for some time, often sharing their love for the practice of yoga. Their experience has been that when people of varying faiths come together, individuals feel less isolated. When they reflected upon one of URI’s principles - the importance of respecting the wisdom inherent in each tradition - they decided to form a
Our CC is involved in several key projects:
I am Egyptian: This project aims to teach children and young people good ethics, attitudes and behavior. It concentrate on the idea of all is one, and how to respect and accept others no matter how different they are from us.
Scout for peace: The main goal of this group is to promote a culture of peace between children and young people and to educate children on peace issues, good ethics, and respect and love for all people.
Misriyti: This project is a voluntary initiative that focuses on peace education through art, trainings, theater, music and other activities.