Arigatou International - End Child Poverty to host the 2nd Regional Faith Leaders Forum on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB)

Arigatou International – End Child Poverty in partnership with the Norwegian Church Aid will host the Regional Faith Leaders Forum (RFLF) between 23 – 27 May 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The forum will bring together 27 faith leaders drawn from 7 countries in the Horn and Eastern African Region (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda). The week-long forum themed “Faith Actors Promoting Social Cohesion and FoRB” will enhance faith leaders’ understanding of FoRB while identifying challenges towards promoting FoRB in the region. The forum will further provide a platform for the faith leaders to reflect on the best practices towards promotion of FoRB in the region. These will be achieved through open dialogue, case studies, plenary discussions and research.

Arigatou International started RFLF in 2020 to promote social cohesion and FoRB in the region. It is part of the Regional Peace Programme (RPP). The Forum seeks to enhance the capacity of faith actors to promote social cohesion and FoRB, Prevent and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) and promote social action for peace. Through RFLF, faith actors will form a community of practice around promoting FoRB and Social Cohesion in the region.

Looking to be part of the forum? Share FoRB situations in your country, community and how you think faith leaders can help bolster FoRB in the region. Join the conversations with us on twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use the hashtag #ILeadPeace across all platforms.