Strengthening Youth Resilience to VE Interfaith Dialogue in Nairobi

YWCA Kenya, in partnership with the National Council Churches of Kenya (NCCK) held a county interfaith dialogue on March 12th, at Ufungamano House. The meeting was held to strengthen youth resilience to violent extremism in the religious sector.

The interfaith dialogue aimed at creating a deliberate change of mind set and narrative that the role of faith leaders and religion is only useful in times of conflict resolution uses an Inter-Faith approach to peace building.

The Inter-Faith Dialogue brought together religious leaders and institutions, CSOs working on peace and security, YWCA Inter-Faith working group committee members NCCK youth mediators and catalysts, and the county government representatives from the Counties. 50 participants took part in the event.

At the end of the event, it was concluded that there is need to work with media and social media to promote alternative narratives and it’s important for faith-based organizations and religious leaders to continue having dialogues with the youth to reduce religious intolerance and religious narratives fueling violent extremism.