Nageeba Hassan Tegulwa
Tegulwa Nageeba Hassan’s stepping stone toward interreligious and cultural experience was her experience teaching in an Aga Khan, Pakistan primary school
for eight years. From there, she continued working towards the promotion of common humanity and a shared experience of human dignity. Starting in 2007, she was involved in a number of community-based projects. It was during this time that she was able work with different faith-based groups. She has participated in interreligious dialogues, exchange visits, conferences and workshops organized by a variety of countries and organizations, including UMSC, GNRC, IRCU and REC in Uganda, Somaliland & Thailand. Her passion for peace building and women’s involvement in peace making, has led to successful global gender initiatives, including the incorporation of women’s desks in the constitutions of both UMSC and IRCU. Representing religious leaders at the 2nd Ministerial Meeting on the Enhancement of Security Cooperation and the Operationalization of the African Peace and Security Architecture, she pushed for the creation of the EAC Interreligious Council. She works with school children and teachers on anti-bullying, cultural diversity and child well-fare curriculum as well as community interfaith initiatives with people from different tribes, cultures and faith backgrounds. Her motto is “Before we belong to any tribe, race, color, religion, class or political affiliation, we are first human beings – everyone is special and unique.”
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
DIALOGUE FOR PEACE (D4P)
Dialogue for Peace (D4P) is a summer school project which aims to raise awareness of bullying on children and young people and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it. This project is developed in the framework of the anti-bullying campaign promoted by the REC-Ambassadors Book Club. The added value of this initiative is that the main teachings which were earlier oriented in peer education and mediation, now are supplemented by further engaging youth in dialogue and training in conflict transformation. During this training, 20 youth from five different religious based schools are equipped with the necessary skills to become active facilitators and leaders in interreligious dialogue as well as to transform into active peacemakers in their respective communities. The long-term aim is to network the school clubs and their selected students into an active transnational community of interreligious dialogue peacemakers and peace builders.