• UJCC & MCJL Have Promoted Peaceful Coexistence in Kululu – Africa Alex

    Kululu – Interfaith music and drama April 2019 Yumbe, Uganda, 13 February 2020 (F2A)- Africa Alex is a young man from Kululu Sub County in West Nile region of Uganda.  After he dropped from…


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  • UJCC Taught Me Community Dialogues – Ozama Alex

    Training of Trainers in Yumbe – October 2018 Yumbe, Uganda, 13 February 2020 (F2A)- The Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) and Muslim Centre for Justice and Law (MCJL) has trained hundreds of young men and women whom…


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  • UJCC Promoted Peaceful Coexistence Through Our Dance Troupe – Majid

    Kululu – Interfaith music and drama April 2019 Yumbe, Uganda, 13 February 2020 (F2A)- One of the ways in which the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) and Muslim Centre for Justice and Law (MCJL)…


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  • UJCC Changed My Life and Lives of My Colleagues

    Kululu – interfaith sports competion April 2019 Kululu, Uganda, 9 December 2019 (F2A): Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) and Muslim Centre for Justice and Law (MCJL) promote interfaith relations and peaceful coexistence between Muslim and Christian…


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  • “They may be one” (John 17:22), “You may know one another” (Surah 49:13), faith leaders in Yumbe say

    Training of Trainers, Yumbe Town Council, October 2018 Yumbe Town Council, Uganda; 4 December 2019 (F2A) – Since September 2018, local faith leaders work together closely in Uganda’s Yumbe district….


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  • Youth play together, dance together and work together, in Kululu sub-county, West Nile

    Kululu, Uganda 2 December 2019 (F2A) – Since September 2018, Uganda Joint Christian Council and Muslim Centre for Justice and Law have promoted collaboration between youth of different faith, using an…


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  • Announcement: Call for Proposals for micro-funds

    Nairobi, KENYA, 30 May 2019 (F2A) – The Faith to Action (F2A) Network, Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA), African Council of Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace ACRL-RfP) and All African Conference of Churches (AACC) call upon their member organisations to submit…


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  • Conflict analysis and mediation: strengthening faith leaders’ capacity in Eastern Africa

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (6 October 2018) – Faith to Action Network facilitated sessions of a conflict analysis and mediation workshop hosted by the…


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  • Call for Proposals: deadline for proposals from Burundi and South Sudan extended

      Announcement – Call for Proposals Faith to Action Network, Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, African Council of Religious Leaders – Religions for Peace and All African Conference of Churches call upon…


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  • In the face of intolerance and violence, faith groups step up their game

    Most religions provide people with values such as empathy, love for strangers, forgiveness, offering moral warrants and normative symbols for understanding and respect for cultural and religious diversity. For example, Christians and Muslims share concepts such as peace/salam, forgiveness/afu, compassion/rahmah and human beings in the eyes of God/fitrah. Yet, according to Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, between 23% and 30% of Tanzanians, Egyptians, Kenyans and Ugandans are “very concerned” about extremist religious groups in their country. A review of global metrics on pluralism shows downward trends in the region. The Ibrahim Index of African Governance notes high levels of social exclusion. Transformation Index BTI deplores high conflict intensities. The Fragile States Index notes a high intensity of factionalized elites and group grievances in Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. Faith to Action Network members have extensive experience in promoting interfaith and intercultural understanding. Rev. Canon Grace Kaiso - Chairman of Faith to Action Network and General Secretary of Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa – calls on faith organisations to raise their efforts: “Faith organisations need to leverage their political and social influence to promote cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all men and women”. Al-Azhar and the Coptic church have founded ‘Bayt al-Eila’ to promote inter-faith dialogue in Egypt. The Imam-Priest Exchange is one of its most dynamic projects. To date 840 imams and priests have participated in interfaith lectures, sessions, discussions, trainings and visits to churches, mosques, monasteries, hospitals, schools and other projects. In a recent event Bishop Mouneer encourages young people to work together positively to develop Egypt: “Don’t curse the dark but learn how to lighten a candle”. Anglican churches in Central and Eastern Africa, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan run football for peace events targeting 3,000 young people on average. These are interfaith fora organizing peaceful sports competitions, offering life skills training and conflict analysis. In the last sports event in Mbeere, youth identified instruments of violence, buried them and made declarations to uphold peaceful co-existence. From 2018, Faith to Action Network will roll out a pluralism initiative in collaboration with Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, African Council of Religious leaders and All Africa Conferences of Churches to support such efforts. The programme will: Support 16 local, rights-based interventions to promote interfaith & intercultural understanding and counter youth radicalization. Generate knowledge on effective interfaith and intercultural dialogues and approaches. Promote pluralist discourses, practices and tools amongst religious and cultural leaders, youth leaders and women leaders. Improve the capacity of religious, cultural, youth and women leaders to scale up interventions for intercultural understanding, interfaith cooperation & countering youth radicalization in their institutions. Easter celebrates the passing of Jesus from death to life.  Passover commemorates the crossing of the people of God from slavery to freedom. Across the world, on different occasions, diverse faith groups recall that life, reconciliation, justice and peace will prevail. In the coming years, Faith to Action Network will work with passionate faith groups to upscale their efforts and come closer to this vision.


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