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Interfaith dialogue and action: counter-narratives to radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism
Date: 28 April 2015
Time: 17h30 - 19h00
Venue: Room Allamanda, Serena Hotel, Nairobi

The recent attacks on Kenya by al-Shabaab have once again raised the issue of inter-religious violence in the country. The brutal attacks, aimed at triggering violent conflicts between Muslims and Christians, have worsened relations between these communities.

Beyond interfaith dialogue, successful counter-radicalisation against violent extremism demands that religious leaders, both Christian and Muslim, develop and implement joint counter-narratives. This will enable a better response to counter militants’ ideologies currently benefiting groups like al-Shabaab. The event will assess whether an intra-faith approach can ease inter-religious tensions and help counter extremist and radical narratives. By guiding the current narrative away from dangerous pronouncements by terrorist groups, communities can re-start genuine interfaith dialogue and action.

Chair: Peter Aling’o, Office Head and Senior Researcher,ISS Nairobi 

Keynote address: Dr Mustafa Y Ali, Secretary General, Global Network of Religions for Children Director, Arigatou International

Introduction of new representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation Kenya - Ethiopia, 
Ms Uta Staschewski by Mr Klaus Liepert, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa Division, Hanns Seidel Foundation

This event is made possible with funding from the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Kenya. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Venue:
Room Allamanda
Serena Hotel
Nairobi
RSVP:
Hanns Seidel Foundation
Kenya
Email: info@hss.co.ke
Phone: +254 72 425 5800
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