Countering Violent Extremism

Youth, Media and Violent Extremism

Social media is the new arena of violent extremism with their strengths being Facebook, Twitter and YouTube stated Mr. Abdulswamad Alawi. He added that terrorist organizations use social media platforms to recruit, train and communicate with their followers, supporters, donors and potential recruits.

Can Interfaith Communication Prevent Violent Extremism?

Can effective interfaith communication help prevent and counter violent extremism? Definitely yes. Effective communication paves the pathway for people from different faiths to know each other better. It allows the fostering of mutual understanding and thereby leaves little room for the misuse of religion to fuel violent extremism.

Is Radicalisation Good or Bad?

Understanding the narratives and counter narratives to violent extremism dominated the better part of the discussions during the 2018 Youth In Action, the 3rd Regional Youth Forum on Peacebuilding held from 3rd to 8th September 2018 in Machakos County, Kenya.

Narratives and Counter Narratives from a Muslim Perspective

The session reflected on the concepts of narrative and counter – narratives: What they are, examples of al Shabab narratives, and examples of counter-narratives. Shk. Ramadhan began by defining radicalization as a process through which an individual or group of individuals are transformed by an ideology or belief system shifting mind-sets away from the mainstream. …

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Promoting Peace through Sports

Focused on promoting peaceful coexistence among different religious backgrounds, youth from the GNRC Ethiopia organised a football match on 7th July 2018, at Entoto Secondary School, Addis Ababa. The sport activity, which comprised of youth from different religious backgrounds, mainly Christian and Muslim, aimed at fostering interfaith dialogue to counter radicalisation towards violence, and enhance …

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…Ignorance breeds fear!

The Regional Youth Forum on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) marked its second day with fifty-five (55) youth participants, practitioners and faith leaders from Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya.

Is Violent Extremism Real or Imagined?

Arigatou International’s End Child Poverty and the Global Network of Religions for Children collaborated with Norwegian Church Aid and ICCO Cooperation in hosting a Regional Youth Forum on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Violent Extremism is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today. Several factors push and pull youth towards violent extremism. It is important …

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