Sheikh Thaer Kazem Mohsen
Sheikh Thaer holds a certificate of religious studies in the field of Islamic law from the holy city of Najaf and is a teacher at AlHawza, Iraq. He is also a member of the Al-balaghe Centre at Dar Al Ulum Imam Khoi. He works in building peace and peaceful coexistence between components and religions and on conflict resolution and national reconciliation, especially in Iraq.
He frequently organizes activities in the field of human rights, women’s rights, freedom of religion and minorities.
His motto is: “People classify either as your brother in religion or your counterpart in creation.”
Interreligious Activities and Initiatives
Harness the role of Iraqi universities in peacebuilding process
The project will be implemented in coordination with the University of Basra and Kirkuk follow up the discussion and obtaining the consent of the universities. Fifty people will participate in each event including religious leaders, academics, students, government officials and community leaders from both genders. The activities of the first day of training will focus on increasing participants’ knowledge about the constructive dialogue aspect. On the second day and during the organized focus group discussions participants will be encouraged to consolidate ideas to create mechanisms for promoting a culture of constructive dialogue that they would contribute to peacebuilding in Iraq. The content of the mechanism will be discussed later with the apparatus that have relation with designing public policies and community leaders. Also, consolidate the recommendations from the workshops concerning engaging universities effectively in future peacebuilding efforts. The consolidated recommendations will be conveyed and discussed with universities administrations and perhaps with other universities. Six members of the KAICIID Fellowships Program will be responsible for implementing this project. Their roles will include but not limited to, communicate with officials, community
leaders, universities and overseeing the workshops.