Tackling religious extremism starts at the community level and requires the support and initiative of influential and trusted religious and community leaders. But these leaders often lack the training, resources and support needed to prevent propagation of extremist ideology and recruitment to its cause.
We work with these people to build their skills and experience. We help them grow their capacity to identify and tackle religious extremism within their spheres of influence through counter-narratives and practical community action. In turn, this builds greater social cohesion and community resilience to extremism. Our programme empowers religious leaders to take ownership of initiatives that counter local extremist narratives in their communities.
Our strategic partnerships with local and international institutions seek to deepen the understanding and communication of mainstream religious thinking and cooperation in a globalised world.