- Exploring Faiths Program
Faith has become a powerful force that shapes and informs peoples’ value system, ethics, character, leadership, and their attitude toward work today. NEEDCSI’s “Exploring Faiths Program” seeks to generate both the intellectual frameworks and practical resources for the issues and opportunities surrounding the understanding and practice of faith. Through this Program, we host religious leaders, scholars and youth together, to foster intercultural and interfaith dialogue and to stimulate creative thinking, knowledge sharing and to provide a common platform for education and inclusion. Together, they investigate the different ways in which the resources of the world’s faiths, religious traditions and spiritual identities shape and inform social engagement and interaction. The program helps spiritually-based individuals and communities to heal wounds, end wars, and think “whole”. This engaged, communicative next-generation of participatory citizenry is practicing faith-inspired, people-and-planet decision-making that results in social, economic, cultural, and spiritual prosperity for all, excluding no one
- Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue
Since 2009, our the conference gathers women and men, young adults, including representatives of CSOs and faith-based groups in Nigeria and worldwide. They heal face-to-face with tools of mutual discovery and dignity, while rejecting violence and insisting on human engagement to build their common future. They are applying new tools of communication and forgiveness to take back home to their schools, communities, and nations
- Dialogue in Nigeria - Muslims and Christians Creating their Future
For 6 years, the Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue has inspired the National Youth Media Summit. Challenging, practical workshops provide the “how-to” for citizens to experience love and create sustainable community, beginning with youth and faith that works in real life. Our strongest global impact is from our 2012 how-to film, “Dialogue in Nigeria: Muslims and Christians Creating their Future”– our International co-production with the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group, California, USA. In 2012, over 3,000 DVDs were requested from every continent by citizens in 570 cities of 70 nations, 20 in Africa. This documentary gives a voice to 200 courageous Muslims and Christians – diverse young women and men – who we united successfully here in Jos, Nigeria. Refusing to be enemies, they were together during days and evenings of our 2010 International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Jos, Nigeria - Jos, Nigeria - Jos, Nigeria