URI MENA
ADD FOR LIFE
 
Action of Dialogue & Development for Life (ADD for Life) CC
Inter-religious dialogue as a tool to free students from stereotypes
 
"Our purpose is to promote peace building, equal citizenship, and human rights by creating common spaces for dialogue to be catalysts for peace, with a focus on youth."
 
Action Areas:Community Building, Education, Environment,Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation, Youth
Traditions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Spirituality
Sub-Traditions: Catholic, Druze, Maronite, Shiite, Sunni
Number of Members: 7
Location: Aley, Lebanon
Joined URI Network: January 2014
 
ADD for Life raises awareness on the grassroots level (Youth, CSO,...) on religious pluralism, geopolitics of religions and interfaith relations. In addition, they have introduced educational policies and programs in national schools. These education programs promote inclusive citizenship for religious diversity and the coexistence necessary to develop communication for the promotion of ADD for Life’s concepts and values. They have also developed a methodology to assess the effectiveness of intercultural and interfaith programs.
“In interfaith dialogue we always need to define dialogue that it is a way to exchange information & experiences & it’s not a way to defeat others opinions or faith & it does not aim to change others opinions.”
 
 
 
LEBANESE INTERFAITH INITIATIVE CC
 
Workshops and Conferences about Human Rights and Interfaith
 
"Our purpose is to create a common platform for Lebanese youth to interact, communicate and develop dialogue skills in areas related to interfaith."
 
Action Areas: Youth, Civil Engagement, Social Service, Human Rights, Interfaith Dialogue, Peace-Building, Environment
Traditions: Christianity, Islam, Spirituality
Sub-Traditions: Maronite, Sunni, Shi'a, Druze
Number of Members:10
Location: Saida City, Lebanon
Joined URI Network
September 2009
 
This Cooperation Circle (CC) believes that as members they must work cooperatively with all organizations which meet their objectives and aspirations to build more projects about solidarity, youth participation, inclusion and importance of citizenship initiatives. This CC: spreads awareness among all Lebanese youth on pluralism, democratic rule, interfaith dialogue, transparency, human rights' education, and gender equality through workshops, multimedia tools, and advocacy campaigns; gathers Lebanese, Arab and Middle Eastern youth from all sects, religions, ethnicities, and non-partisan groups to discuss and solve cultural and religious clashes; trains young activists on leadership, intercultural conflict resolution, and peace building in an attempt to help them become initiators in their own communities; and advocates for human rights education as the first and essential guarantee for transition toward full democratic Middle Eastern societies.
Recent activities were:
  • Giving donations to poor people during Ramadan
  • Small conference about Human Rights during the international days activities
  • And others 
“Our motivation lies in the belief that only through unity will the Lebanese community, cooperation, and culture thrive in Lebanon.”