In Kyrgyzstan, our work has ranged from high-level dialogue at the government level to grassroots prevention of violence.
In 2017, we began a new project supporting constructive dialogue on religion and democracy, which focuses on developing tolerance and non-violence among young people, and facilitating dialogue between the government and civil society as well as religious and secular experts.
To achieve this, we use discussion methods that encourage critical thinking, self-awareness and empathy, as well as active participation in public life. We also support research to help the experts and young people better contribute to policies and counter narratives that fuel suspicion, mistrust and conflict.
In doing so, we hope they can encourage greater tolerance and understanding in society, which is crucial in helping communities manage conflicts peacefully.
We began working in Kyrgyzstan in 2010.