Interfaith Committees: How Do They Work?
CCT through Interfaith Relations is working strongly to advocate Inter-religious dialogues and peace building for peaceful coexistence in the country. Through this program, Christians and Muslims show their solidarity and participation on interfaith relations. Dialogue among people of different faiths foster a mutual respect and creates an atmosphere for understanding each other’s religious beliefs. The dialogue draws the parties more closer to each other to replace hostility and misunderstanding among them. The program has successfully managed to bring together Muslims and Christians through Interfaith committees in Region and District level. Each committee consists of 20-30 religious leaders. Women and Youth are also included in the committees as pictures show.
The committees meet in Annually Quarterly basis meetings and by conducting Special training on interfaith relations, Conflict and Resolutions and Lands laws. Interfaith Relations, Conflict Transformation and Based Lands Laws, are very key topics to religious leaders as a tool for their life as their mandate on solving conflicts is concerned in their communities. Interfaith Relations as a basic of the program has been taught in every committee. The topic of Conflict Transformation has been trained in 10 committees of Mwanza, Tanga, Tabora, Arusha Same,Geita, Nyanghw’ale, Chato, Bukombe, and Mbogwe. Interfaith committees in Bahi, Mvomero, Kilosa and Kiteto have received training on Land Laws due to the nature of agriculture activities.