Aware of the crucial role of the media in promoting strategies towards poverty eradication, Search For Justice; a member of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) in Pakistan organized a media briefing in commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2018.
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 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.
Fred Nyabera, the Director of Arigatou International’s Interfaith Initiative to End Child Poverty, begun the 2018 Youth In Action by welcoming all participants and encouraging them to take advantage of this opportunity to learn from each other. Remarking on the theme of the forum, “Media and Preventing Violent Extremism”, Rev. Nyabera stated that, The media