COMMUNITIES RICHER IN DIVERSITY (CRID) is a project initiated by a consortium of faith organisations namely: Faith to Action Network (F2A) African Council of Religious Leaders-Religions for Peace (ACRL-rfp), All African Conference of Churches (AACC) that are coordinated by the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA).
The ultimate outcome of CRID was to enhance understanding, tolerance and respect for cultural and religious diversity among 24,400 youth at risk of radicalization, and to leverage on the influence of faith leaders and institutions to promote cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all men and women in Egypt, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Zanzibar-Tanzania.
Consortium partners aimed at contributing to enhancing cultural diversity and respect for equal dignity of all people in project locations in Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda through interfaith dialogue and interreligious cooperation. Unfortunately, the political context continued to deteriorate throughout the reporting period with a decline in freedom and erosion of civil society space, participation and rights long before COVID-19, and the pandemic has worsened an already alarming situation. However, Pew Research Centre notes a decrease in social hostilities involving religion, and project data shows an increase for respect for religious tolerance in all project locations. Our project evidence shows that we have contributed to reduction of violent conflict in Uganda (religious clashes), South Sudan (ethnic conflict), Kenya (inter-generational conflict), Burundi (ethnic conflict), and Zanzibar (political conflict).
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